Psychologists have been heavily involved in studying the development of various addictions, and behavioral theory offers an explanation of drug addiction that holds up well when tested by research studies. However, this exercise concerns the behavioral approach to treating addictions, specifically, the community reinforcement approach (CRA) mentioned in the text. Several links to sources on CRA are shown below and you can easily find more if you are interested. Read about this approach and then write the usual essay of at least 800 words at a level appropriate for a bright undergraduate student enrolled in a learning course. Be sure to at least touch upon each of the following points in your essay.
-What do advocates of the CRA approach believe causes addictions and how does this view differ from the more common view?
-What is involved in a treatment program using the CRA approach?
-What basic learning principles are involved in CRA and how are they involved?
-How does the CRA approach differ from other more common treatment approaches?
-What evidence can you present to convince your audience that CRA is the treatment of choice?
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