Theories of Drug Dependence

There are many different theories regarding the reasons that people become addicted to drugs and engage in substance abuse. Different theories may emphasize the biological, social, or psychological aspects of substance abuse. You are asked to compare two different theories of drug dependence. Some examples of these theories are the disease model, physical dependence model, and positive reinforcement model. You may also research other theories that address the question of why certain people become addicted to licit or illicit drugs. Choose two of the theories of addiction and write a report that covers the following information: A brief explanation of each theory An evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of each theory An identification of specific drug-addiction treatment approaches that are compatible with each theory Use the Internet and Library databases in your research.

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