Models of Addiction Lecture

Example when you see a homeless person who is

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Unformatted text preview: o dependence. ADDICTION •  Is the repe//ve, compulsive use of a substance by a person despite nega,ve consequences his/her life and/or health. •  Compulsive behavior is behavior which a person does compulsively—in other words, not because they want to behave that way, but because they feel they have to do so. Addic,on cont. •  Also called Psychological Dependence, Addic,on is different from physical dependence. •  Both psychological and physical dependence can coexist in people who are strongly addicted to some drugs. The Moral Model •  Addiction as a consequence of personal choice. •  Adopted by certain religious groups and the legal system, (groups which view intoxication as a punishable crime and that the individual should be responsible for his/her choices). Addic,on •  Compulsive, Repe,,ve Use •  Despite nega,ve consequences to life and/or health. •  Also called Psychological Dependence, Addic,on is different from physical dependence. •  Both psychological and physical dependence can coexist in people who are strongly addicted to some drugs. • This model is a common way that the general public conceptualizes alcoholics and addicts. Example: When you see a homeless person who is obviously affected by addiction, do you experience disgust, laugh, or have a moral judgment? • Terms such as alcoh...
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