- underlying assumptions about the nature of the "self" are greatly shaping how the phenomenon called "addiction" is discussed
- an expanded notion of selfhood allows us to understand how addiction, as a discursive practice, can be possible
- issues of relapse and how to effect drug use cessation may be better understood when considering drug use cessation as suicide
- reciprocity is central to identity formation both in drug use initiation as well as necessary in drug use cessation.
Boshears_Suburban Conference 2009