Online Lesson 1 - Exercise And Relapse Prevention - Slide 3

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How Are Addiction Behaviors Learned?

  • Addiction is a learning experience
  • It results in the development and use of a unique set of skills, knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors
  • Individuals do not intuitively know the effects of drugs and alcohol or how to obtain and use drugs
  • The addiction lifestyle teaches and reinforces a complex set of behaviors, beliefs, knowledge, and skills