Examining the Differences
Some of the chemically dependent people I met behind bars exhibited sociopathic tendencies. They were callous, cynical and seemed to revel in the suffering of others. They acted irresponsibly, were habitual liars, slept with anyone and displayed superficial charm to get their way.
But thankfully, not everyone I met in prison with a substance abuse issue exhibited those qualities. There were far more people who were compassionate, understanding and caring – a far cry from the sociopathic behavior on the other end of the spectrum. https://www.rehabs.com/blog/the-curious-link-between-sociopaths-and-addiction/