Critical Perspectives on Addiction

Critical Perspectives on Addiction

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Our understandings of addiction are rapidly changing. New technologies and biomedical treatments are reconfiguring addiction as a brain disease, and the concept of qaddictionq is expanding to cover an ever widening array of substances and behaviours, from food to shopping. This volume looks critically at how addiction has been framed historically, how it is characterized and understood through contemporary cultural representations, how new treatments and technologies are reconfiguring addiction, and how qaddictionq is being expanded beyond illicit drugs and alcohol to explain phenomena such as qexcessiveq eating and gambling and the exponential rise in prescription narcotic use. It also examines how medical, behavioural and punitive frameworks come together to shape and control qaddicts.q Featuring the work of several new, up-and-coming scholars working to deepen theoretical perspectives on addiction and its relationship to social control and deviance, this volume fills a gap in addiction studies by offering critical perspectives that interrogate and challenge traditional and/or mainstream understandings of addiction.This act permitted private, office-based physicians to prescribe opioid drugs that are Schedule III-that, is, rated by the DEA as at low to moderate ... which tends to concentrate in urban areas, is a poor fit for the suburban spread of narcotic addictiona#39;a#39; (quoted in Netherland, 2010, p. ... Salmelainen, 2009), helped to persuade the FDA to approve buprenorphine for office-based opioid maintenance treatment.

Title:Critical Perspectives on Addiction
Author:Julie Netherland
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing - 2012


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