Controlling Legal Addictions: ‘Taking Advantage of What’s There’

  • David Robinson
Part of the Studies in Biology, Economy and Society book series

Abstract

With the ubiquity of tobacco and alcohol and the increasing availability and use of so many other legal drugs, it has become widely recognised that there is no such things as the addiction problem. There are many legal addiction problems, and there are many health and social problems in which the use of alcohol or some other legal drug is a contributory factor. Not surprisingly, and particularly over the last decade, there has developed a general consensus that ‘something must be done’.

Keywords

Maize Europe Shipping Income Marketing 

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