Kaye, K. A. (2012). De-Medicalizing Addiction: Toward Biocultural Understandings. In Critical Perspectives on Addiction. doi:10.1108/S1057-6290(2012)0000014006
This chapter critically examines efforts to destigmatize addiction through the creation of a diagnostic category and medicalization. It further critiques ‘‘realist’’ accounts of neuro-scientific knowledge, proposing instead a ‘‘biocultural’’ framework that enables a more multifaceted understanding of drug problems that leads back to questions of biopolitics.