Chapter 8. Problem Drug Use and Personality Disorders

  1. Professor G. Hussein Rassool MSc, BA, RN, FETC, RCNT, RNT MILT, FRSH Cert. Ed., Cert. Couns., Cert in Supervision & Consultation1,2,3
  1. P. Phillips

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch8

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

How to Cite

Phillips, P. (2006) Problem Drug Use and Personality Disorders, in Dual Diagnosis Nursing (ed G. H. Rassool), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Addiction & Mental Health, Departamento de Psiquiatria e Ciências Humanas da Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

  2. 2

    Visiting Professor Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  3. 3

    Formerly Senior Lecturer in Addictive Behaviour, Department of Addictive Behaviour & Psychological Medicine, Centre for Addiction Studies, St George's Hospital, University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119023

Online ISBN: 9780470774953



  • aetiology;
  • diagnosis;
  • clinical research;
  • health professionals;
  • behavioural patterns


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Personality Disorders

  • The Relationship Between Personality Disorder and Illicit Drug Use

  • Shared Characteristics: Substance Misuse and Personality Disorders

  • Case Study

  • Implications for Practice

  • Goal Setting as Treatment

  • Management Issues

  • References