The Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Addiction

  • Per Vaglum


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.


Substance Abuser Personality Disorder Personality Disorder Substance Abuse Treatment Drug Abuser 
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  • Per Vaglum
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  1. 1.Department of Behavioural Sciences in MedicineUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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