“They Medicated Me Out”

  title={“They Medicated Me Out”},
  author={Allison Schlosser},
  journal={Contemporary Drug Problems},
  pages={188 - 207}
Addiction, a cultural construct long framed in moral, psychological, and social terms, is increasingly understood as biological and treated with medications. In the United States, methadone, buprenorphine, and a variety of psychopharmaceuticals are now commonly used to treat addiction alongside long-standing approaches such as 12-Step mutual aid. These biomedical interventions reshape the very condition they intervene on, influencing the ways treatment clients understand and experience… 
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