Personality Correlates

In community samples, 28.6% of individuals with a current alcohol use disorder have at least one personality disorder, and 47.7% of those with a current drug use disorder have at least one personality disorder (Grant et al., 2004). Furthermore, of individuals with at least one personality disorder, 16.4% had a current alcohol use disorder and 6.5% had a current drug use disorder. Personality disorders are associated with poorer treatment outcome for patients with alcohol dependence and those with drug dependence (Helzer & Pryzbeck, 1988; Rounsaville, Dolinsky, Babor, & Meyer, 1987). In various treatment settings, patients with SUDs screened with standard instruments meet criteria for personality disorders, with 57-73% having at least one personality disorder diagnosis, and 35-50% having at least two personality disorder diagnoses (Kleinman et al., 1990; Kranzler, Satel, & Apter, 1994; Marlowe et al., 1995; Rounsaville et al., 1998; Skinstad & Swain, 2001). Personality disorder diagnoses are associated with an increased risk of multiple substance use in IDUs (Darke, Williamson, Ross, Teesson, & Lynskey, 2004).

Beat The Battle With The Bottle

Beat The Battle With The Bottle

Alcoholism is something that can't be formed in easy terms. Alcoholism as a whole refers to the circumstance whereby there's an obsession in man to keep ingesting beverages with alcohol content which is injurious to health. The circumstance of alcoholism doesn't let the person addicted have any command over ingestion despite being cognizant of the damaging consequences ensuing from it.

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