The Making Of The Epistemic Project of Addiction in the Brain.

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In this chapter the making of addiction as a matter of the brain is followed through in three empirical examples using three different theoretical approaches. Each example involves a use context for communicating the epistemic project of addiction in the brain (EPAB): out-patient treatment, mass media narratives, and scientific articles on substance use prevention programs. The aim is to shed light on the many context-bound use functions of the EPAB. In an ontopolitically informed analysis of clients in addiction treatment, the EPAB is shown to play a role for logically ordering experience of addiction realities. In a cultural theory informed analysis of online media coverage of progress in research, the EPAB materialized in narratives that gave hope of a shift from messy addiction realities to cleaner biomedically informed realities which appeared solvable. In a system theory informed discussion on addiction prevention programs, the EPAB was shown to pave the way for strategies for identifying risk factors and measuring the outcomes of interventions. As a whole, the study underscores the symbolic value of neuroscientific knowledge on addiction. It shows the importance of a plurality of addiction epistemologies and ontologies in order to meet the needs of multiple contexts, situations and stakeholders.
OtsikkoEvaluating The Brain Disease Model Of Addiction
ToimittajatNick Heather, M. Field, A. Moss, S. Satel
TilaHyväksytty/In press - 2021
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