Hooked: Narratives of Addiction, Recovery, and Redemption

Presenter: Kate Gaudet

In the midst of New Hampshire's opioid crisis, we are far from the time when addiction was an unfamiliar and even taboo subject. Narratives of addiction and recovery have become their own genre, with familiar shapes and forms that reflect deep cultural ideas about morality, free will, and social responsibility. The popularity of such narratives has created opportunities for empathy and understanding; they have also fostered particular beliefs about how addiction and recovery work. This talk will explore some of the most common stories about addiction, providing tools for understanding on a narrative and structural level. From this foundation, we will explore whether the familiarity of some stories might create barriers to recognizing different experiences of addiction or approaches to recovery, and think about where we might find more diverse accounts to inform our understanding of and response to addiction. This program is available only in-person. 

Event Details

When:

Monday, September 26, 2022 5:00pm

Where:

NHTI Learning Commons Library
31 College Drive
Concord NH 03301

Hosted By:

NHTI Learning Commons Library

Contact Info:

NHTI Learning Commons Library
603-230-4028