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 31 - Effect of alcohol advertisement AR Science Findings 31 - Effect of alcohol advertisement

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In-lab exposure to alcohol advertisement causes physiological cue-reactivity and craving in alcohol dependent patients. However, the level of exposure to alcohol adverts in patients’ daily lives can not be demonstrated to affect the course of alcohol dependence.

Key words: craving, advertisement, alcohol, dependence

 

Lead author(s): Witteman

AR Science Findings 30- Channels of corporate influence AR Science Findings 30- Channels of corporate influence

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Corporate actors use a wider variety of channels to engage with policy makers. Not all of these are openly acknowledged. Policy makers’ are not always aware of these channels with potentially serious consequences for evidence based policy making.

Key words: channels, political action, addictions, corporate actors

 

Lead author(s): Miller

AR Science Findings 35 - Dealers in Italy AR Science Findings 35 - Dealers in Italy

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Frequency of supply, price levels, quality and quantity of supplies, typical places and dealing techniques are different at various levels of the illicit drug supply chain and areas of Italy, outlining two main categories of dealers, each with typical characteristics: those who work as part of a criminal organization and those who work independently.

Key words: business strategies, drug dealing, motivations, organized crime

 

Lead author(s): Tzvetkova, Pardal, Disley

AR Science Findings 19 - implicit cognitions in addiction AR Science Findings 19 - implicit cognitions in addiction

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Date added: 06/09/2016
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Automatic biases towards alcohol drinking in adolescents are related to a genetic vulnerability; and online interventions which directly target such cognitive-motivational processes show promise as add-ons to treatment for clinical alcohol problems.

Key words: alcohol, cannabis, implicit cognitions, online interventions


Lead author(s): Weirs & Pronk

AR Science Findings 01-Governance practices AR Science Findings 01-Governance practices

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Date added: 02/01/2016
Date modified: 06/02/2016
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An increased convergence of 'addiction' policies in EU Member States has been found, with some interesting similarities of policies in the fields of licit and illicit drugs

Key words: trends, addiction policies, forces, decision making


Lead author(s): Franz Trautmann