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, 2007). Substance abuse is a serious problem and is linked most often to individuals with personality disorders, which are named in the next section.
Personality Disorders. Personality disorders, as defined in Kring et al., are a "heterogeneous group of disorders defined by long-standing, pervasive and inflexible patterns of behavior and inner experience that deviate from the expectations of a person's culture (Kring et al., 2007, 387). The DSM-IV-TR classifies 10