Disease model of addiction

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  • Addiction: The Disease Model

    The disease model is based on a predictable process that are fused into three constructs, i.e. organ, defect, and symptoms which defines addiction as a disease (Pleasure Unwoven, 2016). Likewise, Brooks & McHenry (2009) describes a disease as a predictable array of signs of illness or problems, i.e. loss of control increase in substance tolerance, and premature death (if untreated) associated with addiction. The disease model offers clinicians a logical understanding of the affect substances has on the brain that will eventually hijack the brain’s normal sequence of decision notification, i.e. dopamine craving pleasure through substance use and glutamate gives it permission to use substances despite consequences. The psychological rewiring…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Brain-Disease Model Of Addiction

    introduction of the brain-disease model of addiction, proponents and opponents have emerged to argue for or against a neurocentric view of addiction and the importance of brain circuitry in treating addiction. The following discussion will discuss the societal pros and cons of labeling addiction a brain disease and evaluate whether brain circuitry is necessary for the treatment of addiction in order to illuminate the benefits and drawbacks of the brain-disease model for individuals, like Dr.…

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  • Moral Model Of Addiction

    5. Explain the models of addiction. (8 points) Addictive behaviors, especially substance abuse, are rampant mental health disorders. The most common additions involve alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drugs, also known as addictive substances. However, addiction can be indentified in gambling, binge eating, and risky sexual behaviors as well. There are significant health and societal costs related to engagement in addictive behaviors. Therefore, it is important to understand addiction issues,…

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  • Laaser Sexual Addiction

    Sexual addiction is a disorder that can have a causing distress to people of difference classes of their life and upbringing. Dr. Laaser, book Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction, confirms that people are living a secret life of sexual addiction which some people know they have the problem, but a good amount has no idea what could be happening to them. The strangest thing to this addiction is that it is not happening to one group of people. It does not matter what a person economic…

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  • Model Of Addiction

    The traditional model of addiction treatment is rooted in the concept of an addiction as a disease, proposed in the late XVIII century by Benjamin Rush. The theory was later strengthen by professor Elvin Jellinek, popularized by the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous, applied to The Minnesota Model, the dominant form of addiction treatment in the USA, and finally used by the American Society of Addiction Medicine to create a formal definition of an addiction (Meyer, 1996). According to ASAM,…

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  • Addiction : Disease Or Choice Disorder?

    Disease or Choice Disorder? Philip L. Fischer Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Addiction – disease or choice? This debate is far more complex than many imagine. For us to even understand the discussion, we must have understand the terms. Addiction is commonly used as an equivalent for dependence which, according to John Jung, is “the state in which the user no longer seems to be able to control his or her usage… a strong physiological or psychological need…

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  • The Disease Model Of Relapse

    the grips of their addiction? No, absolutely not. It is important however as a treating professional to know exactly what a relapse is, triggers that may lead to a relapse, the signs and symptoms associated with relapse, and the different models in which relapse is described. As defined by Miller and Harris in their journal A Simple Scale of Gorski’s Warning Signs for Relapse, there are two terms used to describe a recovering addict’s return to substance use (e.g., alcohol and/or drugs) or…

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  • Marc Lewis Model Of Addiction Analysis

    Addiction is not a disease. This is something Marc Lewis touches on frequently in his talk during the last day of the Nobel Conference. He points out that the people calling addiction a disease are not the bad guys, they probably do not understand what addiction really is. And that is what Marc Lewis wants to help clear up; what exactly is addiction? One of the problems that causes misconception about addiction is that there are many different models of addiction. Lewis starts off his talk by…

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  • The Dangers Of Drug Addiction

    Drug addiction is one of the oldest problems in the world that has yet to be resolved. Since the development of drugs, dating back thousands of years, there has been addiction to those drugs. Still today, there are an alarming amount of deaths of all ages related to drug dependency. If drug addiction has been around for so long, why has there not been a solution presented to end the drug overdoses and deaths? Unfortunately, it seems as this significant problem has been overlooked and ignored for…

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  • Biopsychosocial Model Of Addiction Essay

    Addiction is a state that results when someone consumes a substance or involves themselves in an activity such as gambling in a way that it interferes with their normal life (Howatt 2005). There are various addictions such as drug addiction, gambling, food, internet, sex among others. Initially addiction was assumed to be a disease. However, recent research has shown that it is not a disease as it does not hold all the characteristics of a disease. In 1977. George L. Engel, a psychiatrist at the…

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