Personality Disorder Treatment Program and Addiction
It is very common for substance use disorders and personality disorders to occur at the same time. In fact, research has been done that found that as many as 77% of people who have been diagnosed with a personality disorder were also diagnosed with some type of substance abuse disorder. It would make sense that those who have personality disorders may gravitate toward drugs and alcohol as a way to self-medicate. Moreover, three different personality disorders are much more likely to be connected with addiction than others. Read on below to learn more about our personality disorder treatment program.
Perhaps as you’re reading this, you can identify with it because you have been diagnosed with a personality disorder, but you never really connected it with your addiction. While most people usually don’t connect the two, it’s important to understand their link and how important it is to treat them simultaneously.