Looking at qualitative data gathered from interviews with scientists and ordinary Albertans, this report maps the gaps between how Albertans think and experts talk about the science of addiction. Specifically, we look at gaps in understanding surrounding issues of definition, causation, intervention and responsibility. These gaps in understanding represent specific challenges in communicating about this science and in translating a developmental perspective on addiction.
Reframing Substance Use
In this piece in Health Affairs, the Hilton Foundation’s Alexa Eggleston spotlights FrameWorks’ research on how to help the public move beyond the belief that substance use is a “rite of...
Q&A with Nat Kendall-Taylor, CEO of FrameWorks Institute
Nat Kendall-Taylor is the CEO of FrameWorks Institute, a nonprofit think tank that aims to further public understanding on various social issues. Kendall-Taylor spoke with Interact for Health...
Determinism Leavened by Will Power: The Challenge of Closing the Gaps Between the Public and Expert Explanations of Gene-Environment Interaction
Epigenetics has important implications for health policy - but lay perceptions of genetics are out of step with current science. This study pinpoints the gaps.