Substance Abuse: Psychodynamic Views

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Checkpoint: Substance Abuse Claudia Lewis PSY270 March 21, 2014 Stacie Flynn Checkpoint: Substance Abuse Psychodynamic is the theoretical viewpoint that this student agrees with the most. The Psychodynamic viewpoint suggest that the substance abuse I caused by a lack of nurturing during childhood, resulting in substance abuse personality (Comer, 2011). Certain personality traits such as antisocialism, being dependent, and impulsiveness can result in or be the cause of substance abuse (Comer, 2011). Psychodynamic theorist accept the idea of individuals that are susceptible to substance abuse have significant dependency needs which are a result of how they were reared as a child (Comer, 2011). There are also some Psychodynamic theorists
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