Etiology of Addiction

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? Specifically, why is a biological and psychological foundation important to understand?

This discussion question is informed by the following CACREP Standards:

2.F.1.a. History and philosophy of the counseling profession and its specialty areas.

5.C.1.d. Neurobiological and medical foundation and etiology of addiction and co-occurring disorders.