Theoretical basis for the initiation and maintenance of the consumption of legal and illegal drugs. Critical analysis from the evidence of approaches and paradigms. Critical classification and review of the theories included in proposed theories for the explanation of addictive behavior encompassed in biological, sociological, and psychosocial types. Critical review and analysis of different models that have resulted in greater research: medical (biological), genetic, ethical, psycho-social, informative-communicative, and epidemic.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Acquire the necessary skills to design and conduct research that permits evaluating aspects related with the behavior of consumption and its consequences.
- Acquire the necessary skills for designing and implementing prevention and health promotion interventions on aspects related to the behavior of addiction and its consequences.
- Be capable of carrying out work from the perspective of quality and continuous improvement with the self-critical capacity necessary for responsible professional performance.
- Explain, compare, and contrast theories and other aspects related with the use of alcohol/drugs and with addiction.
- Demonstrate awareness of ethical considerations regarding research in the field of addictions.
- Acquire skills for developing policies, strategies, and interventions for the consumption of alcohol and other drugs that are duly substantiated scientifically.
- Be capable of understanding and interpreting the different phases in the course of substance use and addiction based on scientific evidence.
- Acquire critical analysis skills in research conducted within the field of addiction.
- Develop critical and reflexive skills to make decisions based on scientific evidence in relation to the different aspects of problems associated directly or indirectly with the use of alcohol and other drugs.