How Morphine Abuse Can Mask Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is not fully understood. However, statistical evidence points to a possible correlation between ASPD and substance abuse. One study concluded that 40 to 50% of individuals with a substance abuse disorder meet the criteria for ASPD, while roughly 90% of those diagnosed with ASPD also have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder (Messina, Wish and Nemes, 1999). What Is Antisocial Personality Disorder? According to Psychology Today, “antisocial personality...