The Differences Between Alcoholics And Drug Addicts | 8721
ISSN: 2155-6105

Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
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The differences between alcoholics and drug addicts

2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Addiction Research & Therapy

Amnon Michael

ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Addict Res Ther

DOI: 10.4172/2155-6105.S1.011

Objective: Compare personality traits of alcoholics and drug addicts The differences between alcoholics and drug addicts: professional literature 1. Self medication hypothesis-drug of choice; alcoholics are disengaged; narcotics- muting rage and aggression 2. Much more depressed and anxious 3. Lack of accessibility for others, low-self -esteem, express emotions by the alcohol Personality Characteristics-Clinical Knowledge Cognitive Rigidity- no open-mind, without flexibility to change the attitudes and thoughts, black and white thinking Deficiency of trust and communication with others- that leave them lonely and isolated High level of denial- that appears as an exclusive addict, disconnects them from the reality and the therapeutic process A Frog Fantasy-one kiss to be a princess- run away from meeting and confronting the basic pain and hurts