Comparison of Theories

It is widely understood that there is a biopsychosocial model of addiction. Within the biopsychosocial model, there are multiple psychological theories and biological theories.


Choose one psychological theory of addiction and one biological theory of addiction. Write a 500-750 word paper in which you compare and contrast the selected biological and psychological theories of addiction.

Your paper must include the following:


  1. A summary of each theory of addiction.
  2. An explanation of how research supports and refutes each selected theory.
  3. A description of how both types of theory influence current best practices.
  4. A discussion of whether or not you would use the theories in your future practice and why.

Include at least one scholarly reference that supports each theory, and one scholarly reference that refutes each theory.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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Psychological and xxxxxxxxxx Theories

xxxxxxx’s Name

Professor’x xxxx

xxxxxx Title

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xxxxxxxxxxxxx and xxxxxxxxxx Theories

BioPsychoSocial xxxxx xxxxx to xxxxxxx xxx xxxxxxxxx and understanding of addiction xx using some xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx that describe xxx causal xxxxxxx of addiction. The xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx model integrates xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx as xxxx xx xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx However, xxxx xxxxx xxxx xxxxxxx xx xxxxxxxx psychological xxx xxxxxxxxxx factors that contribute to addiction(Skewes & Gonzalez, xxxxxx

Personality xxxxxx of xxxxxxxxx

x Personality xxxxxx is xxx of the theories xxxx attempt xx explain xxx psychological factors xxxx xxxx to addiction. xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxx describes the xxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx in xxxxx xxxxxx xxxx xxxx one to be vulnerable to xxxxxxxxxx Personality xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or taints xx xxxxxxxxx vary from one xxxxxxxxxx xx xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx those who are xxxx dependence on substance xx xxxxxx People who xxx much more

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