Biological, psychological, and social-cultural factors that contribute to drug use biological some people are genetically more likely to be vulnerable to drugs. Psychosocial factors in alcohol use and alcoholism 181 there is no single, simple explanation for why biological causes rather, alcohol use and child’s risk of having psychological characteristics associated with risk for alcoholism recently, for example, a research team identified. Biological models of addiction emphasize the importance of genetics and the biological forces of nature these theories suggest that brain chemistry, brain structure, and genetic abnormalities cause human behavior.
Biological theories assume that some people are especially vulnerable to drug addiction for genetic reasons a popular set of psychological theories assumes that drug addiction results from certain personality traits and problems. The caveat to the biological theory of addiction, however, is that while one may have a genetic predisposition to developing addiction, there must be an interaction with the environment in order for the addiction to fully manifest itself. The study of addiction involves multiple disciplines, including neuroscience, epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology, pharmacology, psychology, psychiatry, and sociology it is not a matter of nature versus nurture, but more accurately nature and nurture.
In my last blog, i talked about the biological or disease model for understanding how addictions develop in today's blog, i want to discuss the psychological model for understanding the development and maintenance of addictions in discussing this, it's important to keep in mind that there are many psychological theories for explaining human behaviour. Biological theories give us insight into specific mechanisms relevant for understanding a certain (rather small) segment of the population psychological theories help us understand willingness and potential for using drugs. Biological, psychological, and social factors involved in addiction addiction is complex addiction may serve a number of purposes, like reducing emotional or physical pain, coping with stress and mental health, etc. What may curtail the social and psychological analysis of addiction most is the inappropriate meekness and limited scientific aspirations of those best suited to extend the boundaries of addiction theory in this direction.
Psychology 470 introduction to chemical additions sociological theories of substance abuse 2 psyc 470 – introduction to chemical addictions background • are different from other models • psychology and biology • focus is on the individual use, abuse, and addiction are all based and influenced by the sociocultural system in which. While psychological theories have a long history, they are limited by advances in medicine, psychology, and sociology presaged a more scientiﬁ c 52 chapter 3: explaining delinquency—biological and psychological approaches dominant approach better ﬁ ts a label of neoclassicism. Sociology is a science that primarily concerns itself with understanding the behavior of large groups these groups include families, organizations, societies, and cultures) from this perspective, addiction is a harmful behavior that affects both individuals and groups.
Addictions-models of addiction description models of addiction: disease, moral, psychological, sociocultural, biopsychosocial driven by psychological stress addiction is used as a coping mechanism -many factors including biological, psychological and sociological together can influence or cause addiction. Many different theories exist as to what causes a person to perform deviant behavior, including biological explanations, psychological reasons, and sociological factors here are three of the major biological explanations for deviant behavior. 40 | biological components of substance abuse and addiction to involve multiple genes that control various aspects of the biological response to drugs in addition, the complex nature of drug dependency.
The book provides an overview of drug policies and use throughout american history, including theories of drug use from biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives, and of the illicit drug industry it briefly addresses data sources, drug policies, and control and several of its. Researchers discover biological precursor to compulsive drug use by hugh c mcbride a cambridge university researcher has announced the discovery of a biological trigger in the brains of some drug users that he believes causes them to switch from occasional use to compulsion and addiction. Sociological theories explain substance abuse as either a micro-level issue the emphasize being on experiences or characteristics of individuals or on a macro-level in which substance abuse is seen as a societal phenomenon where social, cultural and economic factors shape conditions that create the risk of substance abuse. A sociological perspective on drugs and drug use erich goode, professor of sociology at suny stony brook if we don't wake up in this country to the fact that every college campus and high school has a problem with drug addiction, psychology today 3 (april 1970): 48-50, 70, 72-73 drugs and drug abuse education newsletter.