Moderation Movement

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The moderation movement was developed in specific steps to help individuals with alcohol addiction. The concept of this movement is to educate and guide alcoholics about the dangerous health risks and how to utilize advance planning and maintaining control of alcohol consumption by limiting their drinks in a given day and week without exceeding excessive amounts.
Abstinence model is another process in treatment that helps people completely eliminate their addiction to alcohol. A well known program that practices various techniques to help people achieve goals of finally becoming sober, are called the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). I believe in some cases, it would ideal for a person to eventually achieve complete soberness from alcohol, by combining the methods such as applying the moderation movement first, and then gradually guide them into an abstinence model. Although it would be better for their overall health to gain abstinence immediately; by slowly cutting it off may help people cope and not feel so overwhelm of having to give up their alcoholic addiction at a screeching halt.

Individuals who have internal locus control normally view the events that surround them are responsible for the outcome of their current situation in life. When mistakes or failures occur, they are likely to seek blame on any possible scenario other than themselves; as a result, many people have fallen victim to domestic violence because they were involved with someone who had internal locus of control.
Attribution theory revolves around the blame of the abuser rather than the victim. Human service workers can use attribution theory to help victims make effective life choices by educating them with possible circumstances and true underling intentions/ outcomes of the abuser if they decided to stay within the unhealthy relationship. While love can blind us in many ways; I…...

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