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Theories & Models of Abuse - Chapter Summary
There are many benefits associated with studying these engaging lessons on theories and models of abuse. For starters, you can heighten your knowledge of sociocultural and family models of substance abuse. Our educators also help you better understand the theoretical relationship of substance abuse to personality disorders. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to do the following:
- Outline the disease model of substance abuse
- Provide an overview of personality theories and substance abuse
- Explain the genetic model of substance abuse
- Recount the psychosocial and psychoanalytic models of substance abuse
The interactive lessons in this chapter will expand your understanding of theories and models of abuse. If you get stuck on a topic, you can gain clarity by submitting questions to experts. Each lesson includes a brief quiz to assess how much of the content and details you can recollect. Use your personal Dashboard to track the lessons you've completed and your quiz results.
1. Disease Model & Genetic Model of Substance Abuse
Why do some people become addicted to drugs and alcohol, while others don't? In this lesson, we'll examine two theories that try to answer that question in terms of biology: the disease model and genetic model of substance abuse.
2. Personality Theories & Substance Abuse
Why do people become addicted to substances? And what do their personalities have to do with their addictions? In this lesson, we'll attempt to answer both of those questions by looking at the link between personality type, personality disorders, and addiction.
3. Family, Sociocultural & Psychosocial Models of Substance Abuse
Addiction is a complex problem, and many things can influence whether a person becomes an addict or not. In this lesson, we'll examine several theories about how a person's environment shapes addictive behaviors.
4. Personality Disorders & Psychoanalytic Models of Substance Abuse
Millions of people suffer from addiction but there is no consensus on the cause of substance use disorders. In this lesson, we'll look at psychoanalytic theory and addiction and the correlation of certain personality disorders with substance abuse.
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Other chapters within the DSST Substance Abuse: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- History & Psychology of Substance Abuse
- Pharmacological & Neurophysiological Principles
- Classification of Drugs & the DEA
- Alcoholism & Its Effects
- Inhaled Substances
- Tobacco & Nicotine
- Psychomotor Stimulants & Their Effects
- Anabolic Steroids
- Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs
- Anti-anxiety & Sedative Hypnotics
- Antipsychotic Drugs, Antidepressants & Mood Stabilizers
- Abuse of Lesser Known Drugs
- DSST Informational Resources
- DSST Substance Abuse Flashcards