Ego function as a correlate of addiction

Samuel Juni, Joseph E. Stack

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Eighty-nine substance abusers in an urban treatment facility completed the self-report version of the Ego Function Assessment as well as the Addiction Severity Index. Statistical analyses delineate ego functions that relate to specific disruptions in the social and psychological adaptation of the substance abuser. Distinct profiles of ego functions are highlighted based on patterns of drug abuse and types of treatment referrals, as well as patterns of intravenous drug injection. Education levels are shown to correlate with ego function strengths. Results are interpreted from the social perspective of drug abuse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-93
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal on Addictions
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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