Stakeholders in opioid substitution treatment policy: similarities and differences in six European countries

Thom, Betsy and Duke, Karen L. and Frank, Vibeke Asmussen and Bjerge, Bagga (2013) Stakeholders in opioid substitution treatment policy: similarities and differences in six European countries. Substance Use and Misuse, 48 (11). pp. 933-942. ISSN 1082-6084

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Abstract

Based on the research papers within this special issue, this overview discusses similarities and differences in stakeholding in drug user opioid substitution treatment policy in Britain, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Poland, and Finland. It explores factors that have influenced stakeholder activity, including the importance of crisis, the impact of evidence, the availability of resources, the wider political context, the influence of moral frameworks and ideologies, and the pressure of external influences. The paper highlights the important differences in the emergence and evolution of stakeholder groups and in the political, cultural, and economic circumstances, which both constrain and enable their activities.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Stakeholders, substitution treatment, drug user treatment policy, Europe, abstinence, harm reduction, evidence-based policy, addictions, window of opportunity, problem stream, policy stream, political stream
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 12022
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Depositing User: Karen Duke
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 06:42
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:28
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12022

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