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Drug Policy and the Public Good
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Drug Policy and the Public Good

Thomas F. Babor, Jonathan P. Caulkins, Griffith Edwards, Benedikt Fischer, David R. Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, Isidore S. Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

Abstract

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 ... More

Keywords: drug policy, public good, drug use, public health, disease, disability, social problems, policy makers, addiction science, primary prevention programs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557127
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557127.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas F. Babor, author
Professor, Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA

Jonathan P. Caulkins, author
Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University Heinz School & Qatar Campus, USA

Griffith Edwards, author
Emeritus Professor of Addiction Behaviour, University of London, UK

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