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from a social and ethical view what do both biological explanations do?

reduce the amount of blame placed on the addict

2

biological explanations reduce blame placed on the addict by suggesting what?

the addict could not control there addiction

3

is the biological explanation a deterministic or free will explanation?

deterministic

4

what will removing blame placed on the addict do?

remove any sense of responsibility providing a excuse for doing it and continuing

5

removing blame from the addict makes it harder for them to do what?

change

6

the explanations are biologically reductionist what does this mean?

only biological factors (genes) play a role

7

it is too simplistic to suggest....

addiction could be caused by purely biological factors

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what is a more holistic and comprehensive explanation for addiction?

the diathesis stress model

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1. Genetic vulnerability + 2. Early life adversity =

3. psychological dysfunction

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3. psychological dysfunction + 4.stressful life events =

5. specific mental disorder e.g. addiction

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