Nick Heather on ‘Choice, Behavioural Economics and Addiction’
Posted on 19-12-2009
Nick describes the background of a conference he convened with Rudy Vuchinich on behavioural economics and its relevance to addiction, and the book that arose from this conference. He also talks about Alcoholics Anonymous and how its benefits could be applied to secular mutual-aid groups. He then references the work of Keith Humphreys on self-help groups.


Nick Heather

Emeritus Professor of Alcohol & Other Drugs Studies

Location: Northumbria University

After working for ten years as a clinical psychologist in the UK National Health Service, in 1979 Nick Heather developed and led the Addictive Behaviours Research Group at the University of Dundee. In 1987 he became founding Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He…

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