Association between Substance Use and Personality among Mexico City’s School Children Aged 10-13

Maldonado, M. T. S., Natera-Rey, G., & Lozada, C. E. C. (2019). Association between substance use and personality among school children aged 10-13. Revista Internacional de Investigación en Adicciones, 5(2), 1-7.


Introduction: Substance use is a problem that requires prevention strategies since childhood. It has been noticed that certain personality traits can play an important role in substance use in adolescence and early adulthood. It is essential to study the factors associated with substance use in order to develop and implement preventive interventions.

Working with Antisocial Personality: Etiology Through Treatment Interventions


Wednesday, November 4, 2020 @ 3-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)


Antisocial personality disorder and substance use disorder frequently go hand-in-hand. This presentation will review the diagnostic criteria and clinical presentation of APD and why it is so prevalent in SUD populations. This presentation will also explore some treatment interventions and techniques for clinicians to use with this population.

Anxiety and Depression in Drug-Dependent Patients with Cluster C Personality Disorders

Roncero C, de Miguel A, Fumero A, Abad AC, Martín R, Bethencourt JM, Grau-López L, Rodríguez-Cintas L and Daigre C (2018) Anxiety and Depression in Drug-Dependent Patients with Cluster C Personality Disorders. Front. Psychiatry 9:19. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00019
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Objective: Comorbidity between personality disorders (PD) and substance-use disorders (SUD) is one of the most common findings in the psychiatric field. The patients with Cluster C disorders present maladjustment traits often characterized by high levels of anxiety.

For Whom Does Prison-Based Drug Treatment Work? Results from a Randomized Experiment

Journal of Experimental Criminology June 2014, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 151–177
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For the first time in a prison setting, a randomised trial has rigorously compared intensive residential therapeutic community treatment to outpatient counselling. Confounding expectations, the US prison for problem drug users which hosted the study gained no recidivism dividend by allocating even high-risk prisoners to intensive treatment. Results of this unique trial may warrant a rethink of official US and UK guidance.