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The most significant information that I learned in the addiction class was the different models to treat addiction Over the years the knowledge on addictions increased and more models became available to treat it effectively Many theories were controversial because it blamed the individual for their addiction Other theories suggested that the person had psychological problems and alcohol or drugs usage was a coping skill One of the first theories was the moral model its specified that addiction was the result of an individuals choice and moral failure This model was indicating that addiction was a persons will power and not a disease The model states that addiction was the result of poor moral values by the person The model made the individual responsible for hisher recovery by learning coping skills to make better decisions However this theory was considered judgmental by many because it suggested that the individual had the ability to control their addiction Later on the Social culture model was used and it indicated that an individual becomes addicted due to their environment that influenced their decision-making This theory suggested that individuals are addicted because drugs or alcohol was available to them while growing up As more information was becoming available to further understand addiction process the medical model recognized that addiction was a disease and it needed to be treated as any other medical condition This model implied that addiction was the primary disease and that the person may have an additional mental health associated with addiction This model accepted that addiction was a chronic and progressive condition and if not treated and it could be potentially fatal Other theories suggested that addictions were the consequences of a mental health condition The psychological model stated that there was an internal process and addiction was secondary to some other psychological problems or condition The theory suggested that the persons inability to cope effectively with hisher mental health prompted that person to
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