Psychological Theories of Addiction Discussion
Each Discussion reply should be 150 words.
You should include and cite from at least one source within each discussion reply. Each reply must incorporate at
least 1 scholarly citation in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the
last five years. Acceptable sources include academic peer-reviewed journal articles, scholarly
books, and course materials. The Bible can be used but will not be counted towards the required
amount of citations. Please respond to the following discussion posts.
4. Ashley Posted The four theoretical models I chose to write my paper on were the psychological models, the family models, the disease model, and the developmental model. I chose these models because I believe that all of the listed models were good, but these ones I think I would like to learn more about and focus on with my future clients. The psychological models are comprised of cognitive-behavioral models, learning models, psychodynamic models, and personality theory models. These models focus on attachment, behaviors, cognitions, learning processes, or psychic drives as the primary cause of addiction (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2020).
The family models are comprised of the behavioral model, family systems model, and the family disease model. The biggest attribute of the family models is that there is a family member impacting and/or reinforcing the addiction (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2020).
The disease model goes as far back as the 18th century in a journal entry by George Washington’s surgeon general of his armies. He
thought of the concept that alcoholism is an addiction.
The developmental model focuses on the starting point of the addiction. When the abuser starts using during early adolescence, the trigger and the influence of starting the substance use. These behavior patterns can create long-term addictive patterns (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2020).
My biblical worldview is to have grace and to live in a way that is glorifying to God. When thinking about a verse, 1 Corinthians 10:13 that says “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it” (American Bible Society, 1986). In regards to addiction, God will provide a way out and for some that may be counseling. As a counselor it is important to create a judgment-free environment as it is not our place to Judge. God is our ultimate judge and will hold us accountable when our time comes. It is important to be a light to those in the dark.
Capuzzi, D., & Stauffer, M. D. (2020). Foundations of addictions counseling (4th ed.). New
York, NY: Pearson. ISBN: 9780135166932.
American Bible Society. (1986). The holy bible: Containing the old and new testaments translated out of the original
tongues and with the former translations diligently compared & revised.
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- Your response needs to be a minimum of 150 words (not including your list of references)
- There needs to be at least TWO references with ONE being a peer reviewed professional journal article.
- Include in-text citations in your response
- Do not include quotes—instead summarize and paraphrase the information
- Follow APA-7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
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- Each response needs at least ONE reference with citations—best if it is a peer reviewed journal article
- Each response needs to be at least 75 words in length (does not include your list of references)
- Responses need to be substantive by bringing information to the discussion or further enhance the discussion. Responses of “I agree” or “great post” does not count for the word count.
- Follow APA 7th edition
- Points will be deducted if the above is not followed
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