|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Book Chapters and Sections|
|Title:||Determinants of harmful substance use and harmful gambling|
Eiroa-Orosa, Francisco Jose
|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.|
|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|
|Rights:||The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.|
|Chapter 4.pdf||4.18 MB||Adobe PDF||Under Embargo until 31/12/2999 Request a copy|
Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependant on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.
This item is protected by original copyright
Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.