Review of guidance documents

Illegal drugs

1st author’s name Year of publication Reference
Bayoumi 1999 Bayoumi AM., Redelmeier DA. (1999), Economic methods for measuring the quality of life associated with HIV infection, Quality of Life Research, 8(6): 471-80.
Collins 2002 Collins D, Lapsley HM. (2002), Counting the cost: estimates of the social cost of drug abuse in Australia in 1998-9, National Drug Strategy Monograph Series No. 49
Collins 2006 Collins D., Lapsley H., Brochu S., Easton B., Perez-Gomez A., Rehm J., Single E. (2006), International Guidelines for the Estimation of the Avoidable Costs of Substance Abuse, Ottawa, Health Canada
Diomidous 2013 Diomidous, M., Zimeras, S., Mechili, A. (2013), Calculating the social cost of illegal drugs: a theoretical approach, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 190: 243-245
Disley 2013 Disley, E., Mulcahy A., Pardal M., Rubin J., Ruggeri K. (2013), Development of a framework to estimate the cost of opioid dependence; prepared for Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, RAND Europe and Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals
Ezzati 2004 Ezzati M., Lopez A., Rodgers A. Murray C. (2004), Comparative Quantification of Health Risks, Volume 1, World Health Organization.
French 1991 French T., Rachal J., Hubbard R. (1991), Conceptual framework for estimating the social cost of drug abuse, Journal of Health and Social Policy, 2(3): 1-22
Godfrey 2002  Godfrey C., Eaton G., McDougall C., Culyer A. (2002), The economic and Social cost of A class drug use in England and Wales, Home Office Research Study 249  
Healey 1998  Healey A., Knapp M. ,Astin J., Gossop, M., Marsden J., Stewart D., Lehmann P., Godfrey C. (1998), Economic burden of drug dependency, British Journal of Psychiatry 173: 160–165 
Harwood 1999  Harwood, H. (1999), Cost estimates for alcohol and drug abuse, Addiction 94 (5): 631–647 
Kopp 2001  Kopp, P., Fenoglio, P. (2002), Calculating the social cost of illicit drugs, Methods and tools for estimating the social cost of the use of psychotropic substances, Council of Europe 
Office on National Drug Control Policy 2004  Office on National Drug Control Policy (2004), The economic cost of drug abuse in the United States (1992-2002),   
Pacula 2009  Pacula R., Stijn Hoorens B., Reuter P., Burgdorf J., Hunt P. (2009), Issues in estimating the economic cost of drug abuse in consuming nations, RAND for the EU commission 
Rehm 2002  Rehm J., Baliunas D., Brochu S., Fischer B., Gnam W., Patra J., Popova S., Sarnocinska-Hart A., Taylor B.(2002), The Costs of Substance Abuse in Canada 2002, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse 
Robinson 2007  Robinson M., Scherlen R. (2007), Lies, damned lies, and drug war statistics : a critical analysis of claims made by the office of National Drug Control Policy, Albany: State University of New York Press
Robson 1995  Robson L., Single E. (1995), Literature Review Of Studies On The Economic Costs Of Substance Abuse, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse 
Single 1998  Single, E. & Robson, L. & Xie, X. & Rehm, J. (1998), The economic costs of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs in Canada, 1992, Addiction 93 (7): 991–1006 
Single 2003  Single E., Collins D., Easton B., Harwood H., Lapsley H., Kopp P., Wilson, E., (2003): International guidelines for estimating the costs of substance abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva  
Xie 1999  Xie, X., Rehm, J., Single, E., Robson, L. (1999), Methodological issues and selected economic consequences of substance abuse in Ontario, Addiction Research and Theory, 7 (5): 417-431 


Alcohol - tobacco

1st author’s name

Year of publication




Collins, D. J., & Lapsley, H. M. (2008). The costs of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug abuse to Australian society in 2004/05. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing.



Collins, D., & Lapsley, H. (2010). The social costs of smoking in NSW in 2006/07 and the social benefits of public policy measures to reduce smoking prevalence. NSW Department of Health.



Fenoglio, P., Parel, V. E. R., & Kopp, P. (2003). The social cost of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs in France, 1997. European Addiction Research, 9(1), 18-28.



Heien, D. M., & Pittman, D. J. (1989). The economic costs of alcohol abuse: an assessment of current methods and estimates. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 50(6), 567-579.



Jarl, J., Gerdtham, U. G., Ludbrook, A., & Petrie, D. (2010). On measurement of avoidable and unavoidable cost of alcohol: an application of method for estimating costs due to prior consumption. International journal of environmental research and public health, 7(7), 2881-2895.



Jha, P., & Chaloupka, F. J. (2000). Estimating the cost of tobacco use ,Tobacco control in developing countries. Oxford University Press.



Markandya, A., & Pearce, D. W. (1989). The social costs of tobacco smoking. British Journal of Addiction, 84(10), 1139-1150.



Moeller, L., & Matic, S. (2010). Best practice in estimating the costs of alcohol: Recommendations for future studies.



Thavorncharoensap M. et al. (2009), The economic impact of alcohol consumption: a systematic review, Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 4,20.


General theoretical background literature

1st author’s name Year of publication Reference
Armstrong 1990 Armstrong, B.K. (1990), Morbidity and mortality in Australia: How much is preventable?, in John McNeill et al (eds.), A Handbook of Preventive Medicine, Edward Arnold.
Dowding 2002 Dowding, K. (2002), Revealed preference and external reference, Rationality and Society 14 (3): 259–284
Folland 2006 Folland S. (2006), Value of life and behavior toward health risks: an interpretation of social capital, Health Economics, 15 (2): 159–171
Pearce 2006

Pearce, D.; Atkinson, G.; Mourato, S. (2006) CostBenefit Analysis and the Environment: Recent Developments, Paris, OCDE Publishing

Sen 1998 Sen, A. (1986): Behaviour and the concept of preferences, In: Elster, J. (ed.): Rational Choice. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
Stiglitz 2002 Stiglitz J., Walsh C. (2002), Economics, 3rd ed., New York: Norton
Sunstein 2003 Sunstein CR. (2003), Lives, Life-Years, and Willingness to Pay, University of Chicago Law School
Whitehead 2008

Whitehead, J.; Pattanayak, S.; Houtven, G.; Gelso, B. (2008) Combining revealed and stated

preference data to estimate the nonmarket value of ecological services: An assessment of the

state of the science, Journal of Economic Surveys, 22 (5): 872-908


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