By E. Summerson Carr
Scripting Addiction takes readers into the hugely ritualized global of mainstream American dependancy therapy. it's a global the place scientific practitioners assessment how drug clients talk about themselves and their difficulties, and the place the right of "healthy" speak is explicitly promoted, rigorously monitored, and pointed out because the basic signal of healing growth. The publication explores the confusing query: why do habit counselors commit themselves to reconciling drug clients' dating to language with the intention to reconfigure their dating to drugs?
to reply to this query, anthropologist Summerson Carr strains the charged interactions among counselors, consumers, and case managers at "Fresh Beginnings," an habit remedy software for homeless girls within the midwestern usa. She indicates that preserve, meals, or even the custody of kids grasp within the stability of daily healing exchanges, similar to scientific exams, person treatment periods, and self-help conferences. conscious about the excessive stakes of self-representation, skilled consumers study and learn how to successfully practice prescribed methods of talking, a mimetic perform they name "flipping the script."
As a scientific ethnography, Scripting Addiction examines how many years of scientific theorizing approximately dependancy, language, self-knowledge, and sobriety is manifested in interactions among counselors and consumers. As an ethnography of the modern usa, the e-book demonstrates the advanced cultural roots of the robust medical rules that form healing transactions--and by means of extension administrative workouts and institutional dynamics--at websites equivalent to "Fresh Beginnings."