Histrionic personality disorder can often lead to rash behavior like substance abuse. When a child with HPD starts experimenting with drugs and alcohol, it can exacerbate their mental health symptoms. Trying to intervene with their drug use will only be met with worse drama or reaction. Like trying to feed a lion who doesn’t want to be fed, we become afraid of approaching our children. We’re terrified of what might happen if we don’t.
UNDERSTANDING HISTRIONIC PERSONALITY DISORDER