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-What are the similarities/differences between cognitive-social learning model to the Cenaps model of relapse prevention?

-What are the advantages of cognitive-social learning model when dealing with relapse prevention?

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(1) What are the similarities/and differences between the Cognitive-Social Learning model to the Cenaps model of relapse prevention?

Research shows that substance abuse is determined as and acquired habit that is a combination of genetic, social, and behavioral factors (e.g., Nochita, 2011). Similarly, several initiatives have been undertaken to treat individuals who abuse substances. The use of the Social Learning Theory (Bandura, 1971) provides information on existing in a social environment (e.g., living, eating, mating, survival, etc). Relative to a cognitive-social learning model, social learning depends on basic cognitive mechanisms. These associative mechanisms refer to the detection of predictive relationships in natural domains. In other words, they are processes that encode information for long-term storage for exciatory and/or inhibitory impulses toward events (Heyes, 2012).

The Cenaps Model of Relapse Prevention therapy (CMRPT) is based on a biopsychosocial model, which states that chemical addiction is a primary disease or disorder resulting in abuse of an addiction to mood-altering chemicals. Long-term use of mood-altering chemicals causes brain dysfunctions that disorganize personality, and causes social and occupational problems (Gorski, 1989). Gorski explains CMRPT as ...

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This solution describes the similarities and differences between cognitive-social learning Model and the Cenaps model of relapse prevention.

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