Comparison of Models

Comparison of Models Paper

      Substance use and abuse has caused many problems. According to (Capuzzi & Stauffer. 2008) some of these problems include; crime and violence, violence against women, child abuse, mental health, risks during pregnancy, sexual risk-taking, and many more effects. Due to the many addictions models was put in place to help better understand why and how to treat the addiction problem. The two models I have chosen is the cognitive-behavioral model and the neurobiological model.

      Cognitive-Behavioral Model

      According to (Capuzzi & Stauffer. 2008) cognitive-behavioral model relates to a variety of reasons and reinforces for taking drugs. Some of these reasons would be self-exploration, religious, insights, altering moods, escaping boredom or despair, enhancing creativity, performance sensory experience or pleasure and many more reasons. There are cognitive effects of acute alcohol consumption and addiction and a lot of drinking is done as a celebration of an event or to alleviate unhappiness or stresses.   Alcohol consumption and addiction are closely tied to our emotions and that with your addiction your emotions change with them.   People drink to forget about their emotions and the more they do it, the easier it becomes to be an escape from whatever they may be facing.   Drinking socially at events and to cure anger or unhappiness dates all the way back to before 3000BC.   It is said by Tomberg that heavy alcohol intake is associated with changes in the central nervous system.(Tomberg 2010)
      Neurobiological Models
According to (Capuzzi & Stauffer. 2008) neurobiological models have to do with the neurotransmitters which serve as chemical messengers of our brain. When a person uses drugs, changes in the brain in the limbic system occurs and in return leads to addiction. It has already been shown that alcohol has an effect on neurobiological behavior by altering ones emotions.   Alcohol becomes a brain reward...