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When the Brain Leaves the Scanner and Enters the Clinic: The Role of Neuroscientific Discourses in Producing the Problem of "Addiction"

Barnett, Anthony; Dilkes-Frayne, Ella; Savic, Michael; Carter, Adrian


Addiction neuroscience promises to uncover the neural basis of addiction by mapping changes in the diseased brains of people with drug addictions. It hopes to offer revolutionary treatments for addiction and reduce the stigma experienced by those seeking treatment for a medical, rather than moral, condition. While the promises of addiction neuroscience have received considerable attention, relatively few studies have examined how neuroscientific discourses and promises play out in drug...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Contemporary Drug Problems
DOI: 10.1177/0091450918774918


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