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(Mis)Understandings of Addiction


Mar 18 2014


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

A Panel Discussion on Understandings (and Misunderstandings) of Addiction

Understandings (and Misunderstandings) of Addiction

With John Curry, Sue Estroff & Twyla Wilson

A discussion of the meanings, causes, and treatments of addiction, featuring Dr. John Curry, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, Dr. Sue Estroff, Professor of Social Medicine, Anthropology, and Psychiatry, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Twyla Wilson, LCSW, a psychotherapist in private practice. The discussion was moderated by Misha Angrist.

Co-sponsored by Duke Science & Society.

Related reading:

What’s in the ‘Treatment Gap’? Ethnographic Perspectives on Addiction and Global Mental Health from China, Russia, and the United States, by Nicholas Bartlett, William Garriott, and Eugene Raikhel

The Clinic (Inside Out): and (a series of) Elsewhere(s), by Anthony Stavrianakis

Beyond Chronicity and Culpability: Toward A New Ethic of Care, by Lilia Kilburn

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