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Impact of Addictive Substances and Behaviours on Individual and Societal Well-being$
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Peter Anderson, Jürgen Rehm, and Robin Room

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198714002

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714002.001.0001

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

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

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Impact of Addictive Substances and Behaviours on Individual and Societal Well-being
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Kevin D. Shield

Jürgen Rehm

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714002.003.0005

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 increases in the mortality and morbidity burdens, especially for tobacco, alcohol, and illegal and non-medical drug consumption. However, for many conditions, the relationship between the use of addictive substances and health consequences is complex and causality has not yet been established. This is especially true for mental health conditions. In 2010 tobacco use was the third largest contributor to the burden of disease, alcohol was the fifth largest contributor, and illicit and non-medical drug use was the eighth largest contributor. Research on the health effects of pathological gambling disorder is currently sparse, making burden calculations for this disorder impossible. Therefore, additional research on and quantification of the physical and mental health impacts of this disorder are needed at the population level.

Keywords:   addictive substances, alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, gambling disorder, burden of disease, mental health

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