Summary: Understanding Addiction Services

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The title of my proposed topic is: Understanding Addiction and Addiction Services. Addiction services are a large part of the human services field ranging from Individual Therapy to Prevention Education. Addiction services can include Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Short and Long Term Rehabilitation Services, Court Mandated Services, Drug Education, Halfway Houses, as well as Live-in Treatment Centers. Addiction services are essential for treatment, recovery, and relapse prevention for the wide array of addictions people suffer from.

I selected the topic of addiction because I was inspired to better understand the root of addiction and successful treatment options during my early twenties when my father was at the peak
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D., Heimberg, R. G., Ecker, A. H., & Vinci, C. (2013). A biopsychosocial model of social anxiety and substance use. Depression and Anxiety, 30(3), 276-284. doi:10.1002/da.22032

I found this source through the Charter Oak Library Resources Ebsco Host. This source analyzes the relationship between Social Anxiety Disorder and Substance Abuse Disorders using a biopsychosocial model. I think the information will be provided in this document will be useful in understanding the connection between mental health disorders and addiction.

Al-Kandari, F. H., Yacoub, K., & Omu, F. E. (2007). Effect of drug addiction on the biopsychosocial aspects of persons with addiction in Kuwait: Nursing implications. Journal Of Addictions Nursing, 18(1), 31-40. doi:10.1080/10884600600995374

I found this source through the Charter Oak Library Resources Ebsco Host. This source is a research study that investigates the effect of drug abuse in individuals with addictions regarding biophysical and mental health, family relationships, and job performance.

Griffiths, M. (2005). A 'components' model of addiction within a biopsychosocial framework. Journal Of Substance Use, 10(4), 191-197.
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This document is a research study that focuses on the relationship between alcohol expectancies, consumption, gender, and treatment.

Lujic, C., Reuter, M., & Netter, P. (2005). Psychobiological Theories of Smoking and Smoking Motivation. European Psychologist,10(1), 1-24. doi:10.1027/1016-9040.10.1.1

I found this source from Charter Oak Library Resources Ebsco Host. This document focuses on theories of social psychology, neurobiological theories of dependence, and personality theories to understand motivations behind smoking.

Morgenstern, J., & Leeds, J. (1993). Contemporary psychoanalytic theories of substance abuse: A disorder in search of a paradigm. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 30(2), 194-206. doi:10.1037/0033-3204.30.2.194

I found this source using Charter Oak’s Library Resource Ebsco Host. This document analyzes theories of substance abuse including Joyce McDougall’s Externalizing Self, Henry Krystal’s Abuse as a Variant of Pathological Object Relations, Khantzian The Damaged Self, and Wurmser’s Condemnation and