Home > Monograph no. 13: Scoping the potential uses of systems thinking in developing policy on illicit drugs.

Midgley, Gerald and Winstanley, Ann and Gregory, Wendy and Foote, Jeff [Drug Policy Modelling Program] . (2005) Monograph no. 13: Scoping the potential uses of systems thinking in developing policy on illicit drugs. Fitzroy: Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre. 28 p. DPMP Monograph Series

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This monograph (No. 13) summarises pilot work to scope the potential uses of systems thinking for developing illicit drug policy. Systems approaches have the potential to offer much to drug policy analysis through their use of participatory methods, capacity to deal with multiple simultaneous policy options, and appreciation of the complexity, interconnectedness and dynamic feedback loops associated with policy decisions. The monograph outlines six systems approaches used by the New Zealand team in exploring illicit drug policy. The results of in-depth interviews with five experienced policy makers and a demonstration project around a policy issue are described. The potential utility of systems approaches in illicit drug policy are demonstrated.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD prevention, AOD disorder
Source:Drug Policy Modelling Program
Date:December 2005
Pages:28 p.
Publisher:Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
Place of Publication:Fitzroy
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:R Research > Research outcome > Policy implications of research
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health services, substance use research
N Communication, information and education > Information transfer > Information transfer from research to practice
VA Geographic area > International aspects
R Research > Research and evaluation method
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use

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