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The effects of addictive substances and addictive behaviours on physical and mental health

Kevin D. Shield and Jürgen Rehm

in Impact of Addictive Substances and Behaviours on Individual and Societal Well-being

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714002
eISBN:
9780191782282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714002.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The use of addictive substances dates back to the beginning of recorded history. Since 1990 consumption of addictive substances has rapidly increased, especially in developing countries, leading to ... More


Impact of Addictive Substances and Behaviours on Individual and Societal Well-being

Peter Anderson, Jürgen Rehm, and Robin Room (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714002
eISBN:
9780191782282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714002.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Evolutionary biology suggests that humans are active and functional with regard to addictive substances and behaviours, rather than being passive and vulnerable. This applies to a range of substances ... More


Molecular Culprits

Markus Heilig

in The Thirteenth Step: Addiction in the Age of Brain Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172363
eISBN:
9780231539029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172363.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses three categories of drugs that people become addicted to. The first of these, morphine-like substances, or “opioids,” are probably the psychoactive drugs whose use goes the ... More


Well-being as a framework for understanding addictive substances

Laura Stoll and Peter Anderson

in Impact of Addictive Substances and Behaviours on Individual and Societal Well-being

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714002
eISBN:
9780191782282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714002.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter shows how measures of societal well-being are increasingly being used as a holistic way of measuring societal progress rather than the single measure of GDP. The Organisation for ... More


Approaches to reducing the harm done by addictive substances and behaviours should be comprehensive and address the whole population

Peter Anderson, Fleur Braddick, Patricia Conrod, Antoni Gual, Matilda Hellman, Silvia Matrai, David Miller, David Nutt, Jürgen Rehm, Jillian Reynolds, and Tamyko Ysa

in New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198759836
eISBN:
9780191820809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759836.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Addictive substance use and behaviours have a universal harmful impact, thus are whole-society problems. The potential of public health prevention strategies may be considered across a continuum of ... More


Private sector impact on the harm done by addictive substances

Peter Anderson, Fleur Braddick, Patricia Conrod, Antoni Gual, Matilda Hellman, Silvia Matrai, David Miller, David Nutt, Jürgen Rehm, Jillian Reynolds, and Tamyko Ysa

in New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198759836
eISBN:
9780191820809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759836.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the importance of the legal or illegal status of addictive substances for how they are dealt with in society. The chapter examines how business engages in the production and ... More


Empowering young people to manage drug-related risk

Peter Anderson, Fleur Braddick, Patricia Conrod, Antoni Gual, Matilda Hellman, Silvia Matrai, David Miller, David Nutt, Jürgen Rehm, Jillian Reynolds, and Tamyko Ysa

in New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198759836
eISBN:
9780191820809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759836.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

There is much known about risk factors for drug-related harm, which include environmental, psychosocial, and genetic factors. Yet public health and prevention strategies have traditionally been ... More


Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Timothy Brook, Patrick Carr, and Maria Kefalas (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Opium is more than just a drug extracted from poppies. Over the past two centuries it has been a palliative medicine, an addictive substance, a powerful mechanism for concentrating and transferring ... More


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