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Personality and Alcoholism: What's the Connection?

While the notion of an “alcoholic personality” is widely held by the lay public, critical examination of the concept fails to show there is any single personality profile that characterizes the majority of those who suffer from alcoholism. However, personality plays a critical role in the development of alcohol problems and addiction, indeed, multiple critical roles. In his talk, Sher will provide an overview of the myriad ways personality traits contribute to risk for alcoholism and how, by attending to personality, we can devise more effective approaches to prevention and treatment.
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 • Tue 11/6/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm 

Kansas City Public Library – Plaza Branch
address  4801 Main St.
 Kansas City, MO  64112
phone (816) 701-3481