Alcohol And Substance Abuse : An Individual Behavior That Reflects Underlying Dysfunction

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Alcohol seeking behaviours and Substance use is an individual behavior that reflects underlying dysfunction in the family (Klagsbrun & Davis, 1977; Stanton et al., 1982). Many researchers consider that the family has a crucial role in preventing delinquent behaviors and behaviors related to substance abuse. The quality of parenting has been linked to psychological well-being, stress and social support. It was also found to be a predictor of antisocial behaviors and substance abuse (Velleman, Templeton & Copello, 2005). A child 's family is responsible for the socialization process. It is important that the family helps the child socialize in a way that helps them adjust to the demands and possibilities of their environment and social circle. However, if the family does not succeed in this task, it can have a negative effect on the child 's development and ability to adapt to the world outside (Velleman, Templeton & Copello, 2005). Social learning theory (Bandura, 1977) suggests that people can learn automatically through observation rather than through personal experience, for example one can desire to drink simply by visual observations of others present near him in the activity of alcohol consumption and the symptomatic craving to drink raises (NIH, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2013). The social aspect of the theory stems from the assumption that behavior is learned through this direct process of conditioning, observation and experience results

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