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Do those who suffer from alcohol dependence have “addictive personalities”?

March 5, 2018

There is no single kind of an addictive personality that appears to predict alcoholism. Rather, the addictive personality doesn’t appear to be present before the onset of alcohol dependence, nor does it seem to be inherited.

However, it has been shown that antisocial behaviour in childhood often leads to alcohol drinking and eventual problem drinking alcohol. It’s estimated that somewhere between 50% and 90% of prisoners suffer from alcoholism, and many of these people have antisocial personalities.

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