ALICE RAP Science Findings

The ALICE RAP Science Findings give a simple (1-2 page) account of each of the main results coming out of the different lines of research undertaken in the project. Each Science Finding gives a summary of the results and links to further reading and the more detailed ALICE RAP deliverable reports.

The full volume of science findings is now available for download.

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AR Science Findings 21-Role of WHO defining addiction AR Science Findings 21-Role of WHO defining addiction

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Date added: 02/01/2016
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Expert committees of the WHO played a significant role in the development, dissemination and standardization of concepts and terminology around addiction in relation to drugs, alcohol and tobacco from the 1940s to the early 21st Century.

Key words: addiction, concepts, WHO, dependence

 

Lead author(s): Taylor, Berridge, Mold

AR Science Findings 28 - Popular images AR Science Findings 28 - Popular images

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Date added: 02/03/2016
Date modified: 06/30/2016
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Cocaine, amphetamines and heroin are perceived by European citizens as the ‘addictions’ with the most severe consequences to society, whereas tobacco, despite being responsible for the largest share of premature deaths caused by addictive substances, is perceived as having one of the least severe impacts on society.

Key words: addictions, severity, popular perceptions, addictiveness

 

Lead author(s): Blomqvist

AR Science Findings 05-Policies for the young AR Science Findings 05-Policies for the young

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Date added: 02/10/2016
Date modified: 06/02/2016
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Although evidence supporting young people’s addictions policies is accumulating, the field is underdeveloped compared to adult orientated actions. Currently, for many areas of concern it is difficult to make strong evidence based recommendations to EU policy makers on effective policy actions for young people.

Key words: Young People, Policy options, evaluation framework, addiction


Lead author(s): Brotherhood & Sumnall

AR Science Findings 03-Nordic policies AR Science Findings 03-Nordic policies

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Date added: 02/10/2016
Date modified: 06/02/2016
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Comparative analyses of historical and conceptual developments in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden show differences in the drug policy agenda and governance, despite fundamental similarities in these Nordic welfare states.

Key words: Drug policy agenda, Nordic countries, welfare, conceptualisation


Lead author(s): Bjerge

AR Science Findings 04-Governance typologies AR Science Findings 04-Governance typologies

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Date added: 02/01/2016
Date modified: 06/02/2016
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Governance of addictions in Europe can be classified into four typologies based on the strategy of their policies and the organizational structure of their governments.

Key words: policy strategy, organizational structure, typologies, governance of addictions


Lead author(s): Ysa & Albareda