On November 10, 2018, the Woolsey Fire destroyed The Canyon at Peace Park’s treatment facility. At this time, The Canyon at Peace Park is not accepting patients for any services. Click here to learn more about our closure or request medical records.

Narcissistic Personality and Addiction

Narcissistic Personality and Addiction

Know someone who seems completely wrapped up in their own greatness and mystique? Then you might consider them to be narcissistic. It’s one thing if a person gets a little too proud of themselves from time to time. It’s another problem entirely if they have narcissistic personality disorder. They do anything and everything to protect their fragile sense of self, mostly by inflating it and creating an “admiration society” that they can depend on. When their emotional pain and anxiety get too overwhelming, people with narcissistic personalities often turn to drugs and alcohol for soothing escape.

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Coping Skills and Dual Diagnosis

Good coping skills are essential for keeping up your sobriety and avoiding relapse. When the cravings come or old drinking and drugging buddies drop by, you need some strategies or else – you are right back in the pit of addiction and full-blown mental disorder. Coping skills are your tools for surviving and thriving in your daily life. When you go to drug rehab, you are taught many ways to overcome emotional upset, thoughts about getting high, and other relapse triggers.

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