Purdue University Psychological Health Model on Substance Abuse Discussion Approaches to Explaining Substance Use
People start using substances for many reasons, not realizing that a substance use disorder can develop. In keeping with the health psychology model of health promotion and disease prevention, preventing substance use disorders from developing is the first priority. Understanding why people use substances can help in the prevention effort.
Explain, in detail, one of the models of addiction discussed in this week’s readings. Describe what contributes to or starts substance use, and what keeps it going according to that model. Predict preventive measures that may be effective in avoiding substance use disorders based on the principles of the model you discussed. Finally, address the special problem presented by dual diagnosis, including biological, psychological and social aspects.
Textbook-Straub, R. (2014). Health Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Approach, 4th Edition. Retrieved from https://purdueuniversityglobal.vitalsource.com/#/b…