Drug dependence and personality disorder

its relationship to the treatment of drug dependence

C. J. Lennings*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A perennial debate regarding drug dependence is the issue of the contribution of psychopathic personality disorder to dependence behaviour. The research reported here suggests that the effects of treatment appear to have little effect on underlying psychopathy. However, levels of psychopathy seem irrelevant to treatment outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalDrug and Alcohol Dependence
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • drug dependence
  • personality disorder

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