Thomas F. Babor et al.

  • Brings together twelve of the most cited authors in the field of addiction research
  • Offers an unusually high level of expertise in all relevant areas of drug policy providing the reader with a uniquely international perspective on the global impact of drug misuse, the current state of drug addiction research and the effectiveness of different policy choices
  • International in scope, it will appeal to readers from both developed and developing countries
  • Provides detailed information on both epidemiology and interventions, offering both students and policy makers a thorough and up-to-date look at the field of drug misuse and drug policy

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.


Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-955712-7

Year: 2009

Members only price: £32.99