The phrase “addictive personality” gets tossed around a lot these days. The basic idea: While most people can have a cocktail, buy a lottery ticket, or even experiment with drugs without getting hooked, those with a specific personality type are wired to fall down the rabbit hole of addiction the moment they take their first sip, smoke, or bite.

You may wonder: Do I have an addictive personality? But that may be the wrong question.

“Addictive personality is not an actual psychiatric diagnosis,” says Michael Weaver, MD, medical director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction at the University of Texas Health…


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