It is a well established fact that substance abusers often also have one or more personality disorders (PD). Verheul et al. (1995) recently reviewed the empirical literature on this topic, and found a usual co-occurrence of 40% among alcoholics and 79% among drug abusers in treatment. The most frequent personality disorder found is usually the antisocial and borderline personality disorder, partly biased by the used questionaires and research populations.
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Vaglum, P. (1999). The Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Addiction. In: Derksen, J., Maffei, C., Groen, H. (eds) Treatment of Personality Disorders. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-6876-3_17
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