Is there an addictive personality?

The answer is yes. And understanding those personality traits is important in helping someone develop the coping skills associated with that personality trait.

We know, for example, that sensation seeking, anxiety sensitivity, hopelessness and impulsiveness are all traits that predispose someone to substance use disorder.

And we know that often those who are most vulnerable to the disorder suffer from a broken reward system, which is more tied to sensation seekers than the other personality traits. Meaning that these are thrill seekers that need to fly down mountains at 65 miles per hour or jump out of airplanes. These … Read more...