This is the flip side of the same pop culture paradigm that conflates recovery from narcissistic abuse with biological paradigms about addiction. This abuse purports to make the theory sound scientific while attacking the social sciences, culture, alternative medicine and liberal arts as baseless. Only STEM disciplines matter. That this is part of aesthetics via continental philosophy wasn’t important post 911 – the white bear mentioned by the author apparently was political party affiliation. There were orientlists to blame, homosexuals, satanists and a host of “others” as usual. Poor pitiful addicts…they never get any respect unless their married, pregnant or bisexual….
Full article from Psychology Today