Agent models place primary emphasis on the strong effects of the drug itself. In this view, anyone who is exposed to the drug is at risk because of its addictive and destructive properties.
This model primarily puts the blame on the drug itself. An agent model was implicit in the "war on drugs" of the late 20th century. The primary remedy it implies is to rid society of the drug itself.
Dispositional models, place the primary cause of addiction on the person. They label them as unable to control themselves and their abuse. This model will put the …show more content…
Their perspective is trying to contain the problem or the drugs and/or alcohol. This model takes all the important factors into consideration and see how these factors interact with each other. Their emphasis is on the overall health of the public. They look to prevent and intervene when they see a threat. They will try to teach children refusal skills to stop them from using as they grow older and this is considered a preventative strategy. In this model the fact that certain drugs are illegal, makes it harder to get. Harm reduction is a type of public health strategy. This mostly applies to drugs and alcohol, and they deal with the concept that it is not possible to eliminate addiction but they can reduce the harmful effects. Biologically in this model a person 's unique physiology and genetics can cause addiction. Some say that it is in the genes, and addictive behavior can be