Many participants at Duke City Recovery Toolbox often come to us with the same question: “Why me?” It is an intriguing question, especially when you can look around and see so many people who do not struggle with substance abuse and addiction.
Some research and psychologists have looked into personality types to determine if there is a link between personality and addiction. What they’re finding is that addiction is not a factor of personality type but rather the result of a “perfect storm” of factors that predispose an individual to substance abuse (which may progress to addiction and chemical dependency). These factors are experienced equally by every personality type.
The Myth of the Addictive Personality
The American Psychological Association (APA) defines personality as Continue reading “Personality Pathways to Addiction”