Unformatted text preview: ol abuse, drug abuse, and substance abuse all stem from
religious or moral conceptions.
• The Stigmas that the moral model has contributed to addiction and addicts may
cause barriers to getting help.
If I have a problem with drugs and alcohol and the people around me,
believe that addiction is weak willed or immoral, perhaps I would be more
apt to try and hide my addiction or solve it myself. Causal Factors • Spiritual deﬁcit • Conscious choice • A 1988 Supreme court decision found that crimes commi?ed by an alcoholic were willful misconduct, not the result of disease. Suggested Treatments of The Moral Model • Clergy Interven,on (Spiritual Guidance) • Moral Persuasion • Imprisonment/Social Consequences Treatment Spets • Clergy • Law Enforcement Sociocultural and Psychological Models of Addic,on Diﬀerences • Whereas the Moral Model explains addic,on as a personal choice, Sociocultural and psychological models focus on external factors: » Cultural » Religion » Family » Peers » Psychological problems Culture Causal factors • It has been suggested that socie,es that produce higher levels of guilt, stress, suppressed aggression, conﬂict and sexual tensions have higher rates of heavy drinking and drug use. • For example there is a low rate of alcoholism among the Chinese and Jewish popula,ons, perhaps due to the ini,a,on of alcohol in social or ceremon...
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