This week, you studied various theories of addiction and learned about the human body’s reaction to substances. With all the scientific knowledge we now have about addiction, why is there more than one etiology of addiction? Why is it important to have a multidisciplinary approach when addressing addiction? Provide an explanation in your response.
In preparation for this week’s assignment, review substance use disorders and process addictions. How do process addictions differ from substance use disorders? What are three ways in which the treatment approach will vary from process addition to substance use disorders?
Explain the importance of a substance use disorder counselor having an understanding of tolerance and withdrawal. What potential issues could arise if the counselor did not have this knowledge? Provide at least one example in your response. Additionally, discuss how a substance use disorder could mimic and/or co-occur with a variety of neurological, medical, and psychological disorders as discussed in the Differential Diagnoses sections of the Substance Use Disorders chapter in the DSM