It is not uncommon for alcoholism and borderline personality disorder (BPD) to go hand-in-hand (click here to read my article on the relationship between alcoholism and childhood trauma). Those suffering from both alcoholism and BPD are particularly likely to have problems controlling their impulsivity.
The reason for this is the twin effects of alcoholism and BPD :
– ALCOHOLISM makes it harder for those who suffer from it delay gratification when intoxicated
– BPD is linked to those