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Drug Policy and the Public Good

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Drug Policy and the Public Good is an objective analytical basis on which to build global drug policies. It presents the accumulated scientific knowledge on drug use in relation to policy development on a national and international level. It also presents new epidemiological data on the global dimensions of drug misuse.

Drug Policy and the Public Good

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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 drugpolicies, 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 evidencein 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 marketthrough 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.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 anddecriminalization; 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.By locating drug policy primarily within the realm of public health, this book draws attention to the growing tendency of governments, both national and local, to consider illegal psychoactive substances as a major determinant of ill health, and to organize societal responses accordingly. It will appeal to those involved in both addiction science and drug policy, as well as those in the wider fields of public health, health policy, epidemiology, primary prevention, and treatment services.A companion volume published by Oxford University Press, Alcohol: no ordinary commodity - research and public policy, is also available.

Interagency Coordination in Drug Research and Regulations

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Index Medicus

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Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Government Operations

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations
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Alcohol Policy and the Public Good

Author : Griffith Edwards
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Written by seventeen of the world's leading researchers on alcohol problems, and produced in collaboration with WHO, this book presents a critical and highly informed perspective on alcoholism and its management. It provides an appraisal of the nature and extent of society's alcohol problems and then explores how scientific findings assist in the design of more effective policy responses. Topics covered include international trends in alcohol consumption, understanding the relationships between alcohol consumption and multiple types of harm, both as regards individual drinking and population consumption. With the epidemiological evidence established, the text turns to a view of the efficacy of different types of prevention strategy, including pricing, licensing and control of access, drunk driving counter-measures, public education, and the treatment contribution. A final chapter succinctly outlines how these analyses are to assist in the making of informed policy choices.

The Oxford Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse

Author : Robert A. Zucker
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Adolescent substance abuse is the nation's #1 public health problem. It originates out of a developmental era where experimentation with the world is increasingly taking place, and where major changes in physical self and social relationships are taking place. These changes cannot be understood by any one discipline nor can they be described by focusing only on the behavioral and social problems of this age period, the characteristics of normal development, or the pharmacology and addictive potential of specific drugs. They require knowledge of the brain's systems of reward and control, genetics, psychopharmacology, personality, child development, psychopathology, family dynamics, peer group relationships, culture, social policy, and more. Drawing on the expertise of the leading researchers in this field, this Handbook provides the most comprehensive summarization of current knowledge about adolescent substance abuse. The Handbook is organized into eight sections covering the literature on the developmental context of this life period, the epidemiology of adolescent use and abuse, similarities and differences in use, addictive potential, and consequences of use for different drugs; etiology and course as characterized at different levels of mechanistic analysis ranging from the genetic and neural to the behavioural and social. Two sections cover the clinical ramifications of abuse, and prevention and intervention strategies to most effectively deal with these problems. The Handbook's last section addresses the role of social policy in framing the problem, in addressing it, and explores its potential role in alleviating it.

Anti drug Media Campaign

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources
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Drug Prohibition and the Conscience of Nations

Author : Arnold S. Trebach
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Tackling Alcohol Together

Author : Society for the Study of Addiction
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Tackling Alcohol Together provides an authoritative, independent analysis of the British experience with alcohol. Written by a team of nationally and internationally distinguished experts the book examines alcohol problems, alcohol policy and makes specific policy recommendations. A wealth of data is provided on drinking, drinking problems and policy initiatives, all of which have been critically scrutinized and where appropriate, re-analyzed. This is an important book that will be essential reading for all who work in this area.

Canadian Journal of Public Health

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American law reports ALR 4th Cases and annotations

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Food Drug Cosmetic Law Reporter

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Solidarity

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Criminology Penology and Police Science Abstracts

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Rural Transformation in Asia

Author : Jan Breman
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In those African, Asian, and Latin American countries where the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society is not yet complete, the agrarian question remains at the center of economic and political discourse. This volume of papers by leading economists, sociologists, and historians presents varying interpretations of the question from a specifically Asian context. Looking in detail at China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, this volume presents a fascinating picture of rural transformation in Asia.

Management of Policy Formulation

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Current Law Index

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Community Prevention of Alcohol Problems

Author : Marja Holmila
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This book is an action research study of a community at work. The community prevention project set the system in motion, revealing its character and internal dynamics. This process and its context are analyzed from a sociological point of view. It is shown that the type of community prevention that really works and creates sustainable changes, is neither value neutral nor given from above: it adheres to reason, rituals and emotions alike, and requires subjective involvement of the people in the community.

The public interest

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