Alcoholism in Narcotic Addicts with Antisocial Personality

COLLINS E. LEWIS, JAMES A. HALIKAS, CAROLYN MORSE, JOHN D. RIMMER

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Abstract

This siudy examines the lifetime prevalence of alcoholism in antisocial personality (ASP) men selected for narcotic addiction and in ASP men not selected for narcotic addition. The ASP men selected for narcotic addiction had a lower prevalence of alcoholism than their counterparts not selected for narcotic addiction. Methodological and neuropharmacological explanations for these results are discussed. That narcotic use may interfere with the development of alcoholism in a high risk population correlates with the neurochemical interactions of ethanol and opiates in the central nervous system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-311
Number of pages7
JournalBritish Journal of Addiction
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1987

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