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Resultat
Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
2010

Drug Policy and the Public Good

Bidragsytere:
  • T. Babor
  • G Edwards
  • B Fischer
  • Keith Humphreys
  • Isidore Obot
  • Juergen Rehm
  • mfl.

Utgiver/serie

Utgiver

Oxford University Press
NVI-nivå 2

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
Publiseringsår: 2010
Antall sider: 338
ISBN: 978-0199557127

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Tittel

Drug Policy and the Public Good

Sammendrag

Drug use represents a significant burden to public health through disease, disability and social problems, and policy makers are becoming increasingly interested in how to develop evidence-based drug policy. It is therefore crucial to strengthen the links between addiction science and drug policy. Drug Policy and the Public Good is collaboratively written by an international group of career scientists to provide an analytical basis on which to build relevant global drug policies, and to inform policy makers who have direct responsibility for public health and social welfare. Drug Policy and the Public Good presents, in a comprehensive, practical, and readily accessible form, the accumulated scientific knowledge on illicit drugs that has direct relevance to the development of drug policy on local, national, and international levels. The authors describe the conceptual basis for a rational drug policy and present new epidemiological data on the global dimensions of drug misuse. The core of the book is a critical review of the cumulative scientific evidence in five general areas of drug policy: primary prevention programs in schools and other settings; supply reduction approaches, including drug interdiction and legal enforcement; treatment interventions and harm reduction approaches; criminal sanctions and decriminalization; and control of the legal market through prescription drug regimes. The final chapters discuss the current state of drug policy in different parts of the in different parts of the world, and describe the need for a new approach to drug policy that is evidence-based, realistic, and co-ordinated. The authors describe the conceptual basis for a rational drug policy and present new epidemiological data on the global dimensions of drug misuse. The core of the book is a critical review of the cumulative scientific evidence in five general areas of drug policy: primary prevention programs in schools and other settings; supply reduction approaches, including drug interdiction and legal enforcement; treatment interventions and harm reduction approaches; criminal sanctions and decriminalization; and control of the legal market through prescription drug regimes. The final chapters discuss the current state of drug policy in different parts of the world, and describe the need for a new approach to drug policy that is evidence-based, realistic, and co-ordinated.

Bidragsytere

T. Babor

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of Connecticut Health Center

G Edwards

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of London

B Fischer

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of Toronto

Keith Humphreys

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Stanford University

Isidore Obot

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of Uyo
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