KEY FEATURES: A unique focus on the theories of addiction helps fill a gap in the literature that allows readers to connect theory to practice. A single case study explored from multiple perspectives allows students to compare all approaches applied to client situations. Sidebars with classroom discussion questions and activities assist students in further exploration of the theories. A list of resources concludes each chapter to encourage continued learning.

Historical Perspectives and the Moral Model

Historical Perspectives and the Moral Model

2 Historical perspectives and the moral model
Pamela S. Lassiter Michael S. Spivey

Substance use and addiction has a long and colorful history in the United States. The alcohol and drug cultural evolution has shifted from attitudes of complacency to demonization, criminalization, and mass incarceration. From the colonial era to the present day, the emphasis has vacillated between treatment and prevention programs to criminalization and harsh punishments for users and offenders. The moral model is one of the key underpinnings found throughout the evolution of the alcohol and drug culture in the United States. Often discussions of the history of addiction and treatment are framed within the context of opposing ends ...

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