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Module: Core Curriculum in Health Psychology

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Biopsychosocial considerations in beating addiction

Author(s):

Dr Ross Colquhoun
Clinical Director, Addiction Treatment and Psychology Services
Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia.

Rebecca Geddes
Addiction Treatment and Psychology Services
Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia.

Overview:

This case considers the biopsychosocial factors of addiction that precipitate, perpetuate and maintain opiate addiction and dependency. In-depth knowledge of the biopsycholosocial model is expected knowledge for a graduating health psychologist.


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