A personality disorder is any condition which prevents an individual from properly relating to and engaging with his or her environment. Victims of personality disorders, in other words, are forever at odds with the worlds in which they live…and so it should perhaps be no surprise that so many of them turn to substance abuse as a means to dull their pain. If you’re a personality disorder sufferer, it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning, and even harder to face the world during the day. Drugs and alcohol can make that facing marginally easier. Unfortunately, drugs and alcohol are also inevitably self-destructive in the long run.
The practical implication here is that an addict suffering from personality disorder can’t get sober without first achieving meaning psychological recovery. If you’re going to get better, it’s going to be in body as well as in mind, in substance as well as in spirit. In the end, there’s simply no other way for healing to happen. The best addiction treatment programs are those which address the full scope of a patient’s needs, and aim to serve each and every one of his or her interests. You owe it to yourself to find a rehab center that can give you just that.