Julian Buchanan

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Politics in the Diagnosis of Addiction

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society and Human Rights

There is an inescapable conceptual struggle when dealing with America’s volatile history of, and attitudes toward, substance use. The see-sawing battles and divergences in opinion over the meaning of addiction, however, describe an ideological tussle among warring worldviews, not something we ordinarily think of in association with medical advances. But this conceptual struggle is inescapable when dealing with America’s volatile history of, and attitudes towards, substance use.

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