Scripting Addiction: The Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety

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Scripting Addiction takes readers into the highly ritualized world of mainstream American addiction treatment. It is a world where clinical practitioners evaluate how drug users speak about themselves and their problems, and where the ideal of "healthy" talk is explicitly promoted, carefully monitored, and identified as the primary sign of therapeutic progress. The book explores the puzzling question: why do addiction counselors dedicate themselves to reconciling drug users' relationship to language in order to reconfigure ...

Scripting Addiction: The Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety 2010, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691144498

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Scripting Addiction: The Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety 2010, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691144504

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