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Social Actions to Control Addiction: Question Period 

Social Actions to Control Addiction: Question Period
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Social Actions to Control Addiction: Question Period
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Bruce K. Alexander

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10.1093/med/9780199588718.003.0016
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date: 14 October 2019

Each time I finish delivering a public lecture on addiction, someone in the audience brings my lofty abstractions down to earth by asking some form of the question, ‘What can I do about addiction from the perspective of the dislocation theory?’ To my everlasting frustration, this very personal question cannot be answered well in the rush of a short question period. The short answer is that whereas ‘I’—one person alone—can help a few individuals at best, we...

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