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Signs You Have a Personality Disorder

Personality isn’t just a word to describe the way we act — goofy, shy, joyful — but the way we feel, think and behave. Once they reach adulthood, most people have personality traits that are consistent from day to day, year to year. However, roughly 9% of Americans, nearly 1 in 10 people in the U.S., are affected by a personality disorder. Some of these individuals could benefit from personality disorder and addiction treatment to address their needs and concerns in living with the disorder. This means that their emotions, beliefs, and the ways in which they manage relationships and handle the situations that arise throughout the course of everyday life can differ and cause a number of challenges, some of which are extremely severe and some of which sadly become issues of drug and alcohol misuse. If you suspect that someone you love may be struggling, contact United Recovery Project Detox online or call us at 833.525.0166 today to learn about our personality disorder and addiction treatment program.

The 10 Personality Disorders

There are ten personality disorders, divided into three clusters, A, B, and C. Still, away from psychological studies and textbooks, personality disorders tend to blur into one another in real-life cases.

Cluster A (Odd, bizarre, eccentric)

  • Paranoid
  • Schizoid
  • Schizotypal

Cluster B (Dramatic, erratic)

  • Antisocial
  • Borderline
  • Histrionic
  • Narcissistic

Cluster C (Anxious, fearful)

  • Avoidant
  • Dependent
  • Obsessive-compulsive

The Signs You Have a Personality Disorder

There is but one link between all 10 personality disorders: the medical challenge of treating them. This is why so many of those suffering will turn to substances to self-medicate to cope with life and present themselves as functional at home, work, and school. Below are some of the ways you may be able to identify if someone you care about is suffering from a personality and substance use disorder. If these signs are familiar, please don’t hesitate to reach out to United Recovery Project Detox to learn about our Florida personality disorder and addiction treatment program. You don’t have to go through this alone. There is help for your loved one.


It is common, even healthy, from time to time, to have trust issues and be suspicious, but the feeling of mistrust is extreme with those battling a paranoid personality disorder. If your loved one is overly guarded and suspicious of nearly everything and constantly on the lookout for ways to validate their fears, a personality disorder and addiction treatment program in Florida could be the first step in getting them help.

Intense Preference to Be Alone

Everyone can appreciate the quest for alone time, but those with schizoid personality disorder exhibit a near-total lack of interest in socialization or relationships. If someone you know no longer takes pleasure in activities and seems cold and indifferent, mental health treatment at United Recovery may help.

Need To Be The Center of Attention

A histrionic personality disorder may not be a household name of the ten but reading through the symptoms; you may quickly recognize someone in your life. Suppose a loved one or friend is excessively emotional, overly dramatic, or acts and dresses provocatively in the attempt to gain attention. In that case, it’s possible that substances and a disorder are at play. In that case, personality disorder and addiction treatment in Florida could be the answer to help right this dangerous ship.

Magical Thinking

The signs of Schizotypal personality disorder are much clearer than most because you will likely notice unusual clothes, speech patterns, and behaviors such as claims of hearing voices whispering to them. While drugs and alcohol may have similar effects, people with this disorder also believe that they can influence people and events with their thoughts and that situations have hidden messages that are meant only for them. A personality disorder and addiction treatment program can help work through these issues should someone you care about be suffering from some of these Schizotypal symptoms.

Learn More at United Recovery Project Detox

If you or someone you love is battling a personality disorder and an addiction treatment program might be the best way forward, contact United Recovery Project Detox using our secure online form or call us at 833.525.0166 today.