Their fondness for risk and excitement makes them ill-suited to a ‘straight’ lifestyle they would no doubt describe as boring.

Young man wearing handcuffs, sitting back againts a wall, looking angry.The Anti-Social Client

Disrespectful of authority, they provoke and upset those who have it – sometimes for no apparent motive. Their fondness for risk and excitement makes them ill-suited to a ‘straight’ lifestyle they would no doubt describe as boring. Impulsive decision-making translates to the same errors made over and over. And they’re likely to leave a trail of broken promises and fractured commitments.

Can someone like this recover from addiction? Sure. But the course is usually a bit rougher than the average, and requires a greater investment of clinician time and effort.

And of course, patience.


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