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Title: Determinants of harmful substance use and harmful gambling
Authors: Gell, Lucy
McLeod, Jane
Holmes, John
Allamani, Allaman
Baumberg, Ben
Bjerge, Bagga
Buhringer, Gerhard
Eiroa-Orosa, Francisco Jose
Forberger, Sarah
Frank, Vibeke
Lingford-Hughes, Anne
Meerkerk, Gert-Jan
Meier, Petra
Neumann, Maria
Stead, Martine
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Editors: Gell, L
Bühringer, G
McLeod, J
Forberger, S
Holmes, J
Lingford-Hughes, A
Meier, PS
Citation: Gell L, McLeod J, Holmes J, Allamani A, Baumberg B, Bjerge B, Buhringer G, Eiroa-Orosa FJ, Forberger S, Frank V, Lingford-Hughes A, Meerkerk G, Meier P, Neumann M & Stead M (2016) Determinants of harmful substance use and harmful gambling. In: Gell L, Bühringer G, McLeod J, Forberger S, Holmes J, Lingford-Hughes A, Meier PS (ed.). What Determines Harm from Addictive Substances and Behaviours?. Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours Series, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 77-111.
Issue Date: 4-Feb-2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Series/Report no.: Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours Series
Abstract: First paragraph: Our understanding of the nature of harmful substance use and harmful gambling is informed by our position as European societies that place a high value on economic productivity, on success and pleasure, and on perpetuating individual physical health. Framed within this context, harmful substance use and harmful gambling is problematic because by definition it is related to negative physical or mental health outcomes and economic, legal, financial, or social costs for the individual, family and friends, or for wider society. In Chapter 1 we outlined why humans might use psychoactive substances and/or gamble, including short-term health (Corrao et al., 1999) and psychosocial benefits (Peele and Brodsky, 2000). The majority of individuals who drink alcohol, gamble, or consume illegal drugs do not experience harm as a result of their behaviour. However, a significant minority do either encounter harm themselves or inflict harm on others. In this chapter we seek to understand the factors that influence whether or not someone with risky substance use or risky gambling goes on to experience or cause material harms (see Chapter l, Section 1.3.3 for a definition of material harms). We begin by elucidating the range of harms considered in this work (see Fig. 4.1) and the prevalence of such harms across Europe.  Additional co-authors: Robin Room, Laura Schmidt, Dike Van de Mheen, Reinout Wiers, and Phil Withington
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Type: Part of book or chapter of book
Affiliation: University of Sheffield
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