Ch. 4: Summary

In this Module 5 online coursebook, you learned basic principles about social contexts and physical environments as they relate to substance use, substance misuse, substance use disorders, and recovery. We explored numerous ideas related to this complex topic. Not only were you introduced to several theories (social-ecological, deviance, labeling, stigma, microaggression, and stress/coping theories), you also examined some of the systems that are most relevant (family, peers, and cultural systems) and the roles of significant others. Additionally, you were introduced to the controversy surrounding the family disease model, the codependency concept, and the Johnson Intervention approach. Finally, you had a glimpse of gene-environment interactions in substance use initiation, substance misuse, and substance use disorder. This module concludes our separate analysis of the”bio,” “psycho,” and “social” in our biopsychosocial framework. In Module 6 we will be putting them together again into a more unified whole.

You are now ready to review some of the key terms related to substance use disorders that were introduced in this book.


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