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The importance of self-narration in recovery from addiction

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: Addiction involves a chronic deficit in self-governance that treatment aims to restore. We draw on our interviews with addicted people to argue that addiction is, in part, a problem of self-narrative change. Over time, agents come to strongly identify with the aspects of their self-narratives that are consistently verified by others. When addiction self-narratives become established, they shape the addicted person’s experience, plans, and expectations so that pathways to recovery seem to be...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1353/ppp.2018.0022

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
3
Pages:
31-44
Publication date:
2018-08-31
Acceptance date:
2018-03-08
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EISSN:
1086-3303
ISSN:
1071-6076
Pubs id:
pubs:889553
URN:
uri:b7165fb2-f63b-4162-baa0-ef211de5a725
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uuid:b7165fb2-f63b-4162-baa0-ef211de5a725
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pubs:889553

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