Classical Conditioning Addiction

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I discussed drug addiction in my additional post. I never thought about classical conditioning been used as a treatment to help a person transition in the withdrawal process. Classical conditioning provides explanation for the high, tolerance, withdrawal, and relapse (Chance 2014, p.116). Chance (2014) discussed how the drug a person is taking is the unconditional stimulus, and the high is the unconditional response. I have myself the question, “How and why do people take drugs?” I thought it was a mental or peer pressure thing. I agree that the environment plays a factor into a person relapsing. How do we really control the cravings or stop a person from relapsing?
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