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).

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