Substance Related Psychological Disorders



This guide outlines that substance abuse is a maladaptive pattern of drug use that results in repeated, negative legal, social, occupational, or academic consequences. Substance dependence involves continuing to use a drug despite persistent harmful physical or psychological consequences. This book also offers the reader to refer to academic references and a list of tools for assessing levels of substance abuse.

•The disease model of addiction holds that addiction is a disease that must be treated medically.
•The learning model of addiction holds that addiction is a way of coping with stress.
•The Genes Model suggests that there is genetic predisposition to substance dependence.



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