A Biopsychosocial Model of Addiction
Substance abuse is a growing problem in the United States, resulting in the deaths of nearly 100,000 Americans each year. Based on content from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this course provides you an overview of the biopsychosocial model of addiction. This approach emphasizes the interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to addiction. Written by Maggie W. Tapp, LCSW, the material in this training covers basic information about the various types of drugs that individuals may use and walks you through the stages of addiction. An in-depth look at risk factors and treatment options offers both new and seasoned clinicians critical information needed to identify who may be at risk for addiction, as well as detailed guidelines for how you can assist consumers to engage in the recovery process. The blend of interactive exercises and detailed examples help make the instructive information in this course a building block to applying these key competencies in your own setting.