cognitive explanations of addiction

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-believes addiction is a result of faulty thought processes from individual


initation- gelkept 2002- individuals use drugs to treat psychological problems from which they suffer- shyness,stress,anxiety helps improve- mood regualtion, perfomance management and distraction

smoking to relieve stress,because they have the impression the drug is working however smoking actually generates more stress due to withdrawal which makes them keep smoking

maintenance- individuals feel like they would not be able to cope with their mood withouth the drug and manage everyday activites. addicts convince themselves its a rational and healthy way to deal with their problems

relapse- people relapse because their feel they…


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