General introduction

Richard Muscat, Adrian Nicholas Carter, Paul Griffiths, Dominique Lopez, Wayne Dallas Hall

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAddiction neurobiology: Ethical and social implications
EditorsAdrian Carter, Benjamin Capps, Wayne Hall
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
Pages17 - 20
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789291683475
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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