How do personality and alcohol dependence mix? The development of alcohol use disorder can happen to anyone, with any type of personality and in all demographic areas. Some people may have a personality that makes them more likely to use drugs or alcohol. It’s important to note that there’s no specific alcoholic personality – a person with a particular personality isn’t always going to develop an alcohol use disorder. So, how does personality impact alcohol use?
At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we aim to help you manage what’s happening to you, no matter what you’re facing or why.
Your Personality and Alcohol Dependence
When a person uses alcohol or drugs, his or her behaviors often change. Many times, alcohol use disorder may become obvious to friends and family members because of what they perceive as changes in your emotions or behaviors. This type of use can impact the way you feel and act, but this does not mean your personality itself is changing. Rather, alcohol use is contributing to the changes they are seeing.
If you have noticed changes in a person you know, perhaps in their personality and alcohol dependence is something you are concerned with, it may be time to reach out to a treatment center for help. It is wise to pay attention to such changes and determine what they really do mean. Here are some of the most common behavioral traits and emotional changes you may see (or experience) when alcohol dependency develops.
- Low self-esteem
- Reckless or impulsive behavior
- Manipulative behavior
- Isolated, pulling away from friends or family
- Sensitive, easy to set off
When a person is experiencing significant changes like this, it could mean something is occurring beyond just alcohol use.
Treatment for Personality and Mental Health Disorders
Some people who develop substance use disorders will begin to show signs of mental illness. Addiction can bring out pre-existing mental health conditions. For example, someone with depression or bipolar disease may have never shown signs of the condition until they became dependent on alcohol.
At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, our team works with men and women who need treatment for all needs. This includes:
- Bipolar disorder treatment
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Severe anxiety treatment
- Depression treatment program
- Dual diagnosis treatment
If you have experienced a change in your personality and alcohol dependence is a concern, you may be battling an underlying mental health disorder. You may also be facing complications from the challenges of alcohol addiction. Now is the time to get help with this. Our team is available to work with you to provide you with the support you need.
Take the First Step by Calling Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center Today
One thing that you may learn about addiction treatment is that not every treatment works for every person. What works for you may not work for the person on your right, and vice versa. As such, we provide individualized treatment options for each person in our treatment program. With a wide variety of evidence-based and holistic therapy programs, we give you the tools you need to address your unique needs. Our therapy programs include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Group therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Individual therapy
While personality and alcohol dependence matter, it’s not as important as taking action. The first step is the most important and most difficult. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we aim to provide our clients with exceptional support and guidance for all needs through customized plans designed to meet your personality and goals. Call our team today at 855.746.3633 to learn more about the treatment programs we can offer to you.