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.
|Otsikko||Evaluating The Brain Disease Model Of Addiction|
|Toimittajat||Nick Heather, M. Field, A. Moss, S. Satel|
|Tila||Hyväksytty/In press - 2021|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||A3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa|