Addictive Personalities
  • Impulsive behavior
  • difficulty in delaying gratification
  • an antisocial personality
  • A disposition toward sensation seeking.
  • A sense of social alienation
  • A general tolerance for deviance.
  • A sense of heightened stress.
  • Poor coping skills
  • Self-censoring
  • Selfless
  • Trouble having real pleasure
  • Feelings of isolation

This may help explain why adolescence and other stressful transition periods are often associated with the most severe drug and alcohol problems. A high value on nonconformity combined with a weak commitment to the goals for achievement valued by the society.

As there are certain medications you can take to prevent from forming addictions, there are also more natural ways of healing. Speaking through a logical standpoint, taking a medication to prevent addiction isn't entirely preventative because in theory you could become addicted to your medication. Cognitive behavior therapy, Medication, and if it all fails rehabilitation are forms of treatment. Disulfiram was created in 1947. This pill was used for alcoholics and would cause adverse effects if combined with alcohol. Naltrexone has been created since, however are very similar. It’s in contemplation as to if these medications are bad for the patient, however, and it is theorized that an anti-depressant may actually be better.

Cognitive Behavior TherapyCognitive Behavior Therapy is a treatment that is sometimes used to help with addictive personalities. This process utilizes the training of coping skills, relapse prevention, behavior interventions, group treatments, and self-change approaches. Positive reinforcement and behavior modeling is the main premise of this treatment. Essentially, therapy is the best form of treatment for this disease, as it is chemical free and is a good way to have support through troubled times. After all, a human being is more condition to try and satisfy other human beings. In other words, sometimes it's harder to quit an addiction by yourself, often times outside help is needed.
Problems with this diseaseHaving an addictive personality can be a problem for a couple of reasons. If you're addicted to drugs or alcohol it has physically damaging side effects, such as liver or heart cancers. Addictive Personalities are a huge threat to whoever has this disorder. In a way, it disables you from doing normal everyday things because you can so easily become addicted to simple things. Addiction can lead you to become a social outcast. Not only this but addiction can limit a persons ambitions or even get them killed.

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  • 50% of alcoholics have psychiatric disorders that include pathological impulsivity.
  • In 2004, approximately 22.5 million Americans aged 12 or older needed treatment for substance (alcohol or illicit drug) abuse and addiction.
  • Of the above, only 3.8 million people received it
  • The latest estimate for the costs to society of illicit drug abuse alone is $181 billion .

  • Successful drug abuse treatment can help reduce this cost; crime; and the spread of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases.
  • Understanding the link between personality type and addiction reduces crime and monetary costs to everyone.

Word Bank
Disulfiram- drug used to prevent addiction
Naltrexone- drug used to prevent addiction

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