Substance Abuse: A Structural Analysis

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Furthermore, it is explained by the authors that the “intersecting biological, psycho-social and systemic properties are fundamental features of health and illness” and also it “includes the way in which macro factors inform and shape micro systems,” which makes the properties have “active interaction with one another” (pg. 42). The approach is best understood as the way “knowledge occurs at the intersection of the subjective and the objective, and not as an independent reality,” concentrating on “the cognitive and social processes,” which is why substance abuse is complex and the behaviors resulting from such is dynamic because the “internal and external environments” are changing (pg. 43). The approach, which is also systemic, “places the

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