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Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place$
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Matilda Hellman, Virginia Berridge, Karen Duke, and Alex Mold

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198737797

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737797.001.0001

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Concepts of addiction in Europe in the 1970s and 1980s: what does a long view tell us about drugs, alcohol, and tobacco?

Concepts of addiction in Europe in the 1970s and 1980s: what does a long view tell us about drugs, alcohol, and tobacco?

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(p.15) Chapter 2 Concepts of addiction in Europe in the 1970s and 1980s: what does a long view tell us about drugs, alcohol, and tobacco?
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Concepts of Addictive Substances and Behaviours across Time and Place
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Alex Mold

Franca Beccaria

Virginia Berridge

Irmgard Eisenbach-Stangl

Grazyna Herczyńska

Jacek Moskalewicz

Enrico Petrilli

Suzanne Taylor

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737797.003.0002

This chapter explores the changing concepts and terminology used to describe drug, alcohol, and tobacco use in selected European countries during the 1970s and 1980s. Focusing on Austria, Italy, Poland, and the UK, the chapter sets terminological change in the context of long-running debates over how to describe substance use and its associated problems. Drawing on an analysis of policy documents, including laws, government reports, and circulars, the chapter points to variations both between countries and across substances. By the end of the period, however, there were some signs of greater homogeneity, partly as a result of international influences. Yet national differences in concepts and terminology remain, suggesting that there is continuing uncertainty about how to describe and deal with substance use.

Keywords:   addiction, dependence, alcoholism, smoking, drug use, drug abuse, drug misuse

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