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Drugs Discourse In Denial: Can We Talk About Pleasure Yet? Dayle Stubbs Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)
Why Pleasure? Pleasure is fundamental To the human condition To happiness, to a good life, a pleasant life Pleasure Absence of Displeasure Satisfaction (Martin 2008: 148)
Pleasure in Context: The Dilemma People use drugs because it feels good, but In treatment settings, we must NOT speak of pleasure – we must erase it from memory
Treatment Settings: Silencing Pleasure The Million Dollar Question: “Why do you use drugs?” “Because I like it”
Why can’t we talk about pleasure? Why is pleasure unacknowledged and unexplored in treatment settings? And what are the consequences for that?
Why we can’t talk about pleasure Moralism of Abstinence Pleasure framed as false Drug user as inauthentic, as less – as an object of either pity or derision
Pleasure As The Missing Link? Could treatment experiences (and outcomes) be improved if we were allowed to acknowledge pleasure?
THE ROLE OF CONSUMERS IN TREATMENTS ADVOCACY Annie Madden, Executive Officer Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)
HEPATITIS C TREATMENT & INJECTING DRUG USE Annie Madden Executive Officer Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) On a tightrope without.
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Multiplication Find the missing value x __ = 32.
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