A Review of Research
Psychoactive substance use is an issue of interest to several health-related disciplines, among which there is psychology. This discipline has dealt with the understanding of etiology, the causes and consequences of addiction, as well as the in-depth study of its treatment. This article consists of a research review on this phenomenon by focusing on its causes and treatment, from the perspective of the cognitive school of psychology. It is expected that this review will encourage researchers to work on new projects that take a look at this phenomenon as a whole.