Addiction and drug abuse impose an enormous social and economic burden upon European society. Illicit drug use, whilst at lower prevalence than the use of alcohol or tobacco, has been estimated as accounting for approximately 2 of the total burden of disease in Europe. Estimates for the proportion of the total burden of diseases associated with tobacco and alcohol are around 12 and 10 respectively.
|Title of host publication||Addiction neurobiology: Ethical and social implications|
|Editors||Adrian Carter, Benjamin Capps, Wayne Hall|
|Place of Publication||Luxembourg|
|Pages||17 - 20|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|