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Is low Emotional Intelligence a primary causal factor in drug and alcohol addiction

  title={Is low Emotional Intelligence a primary causal factor in drug and alcohol addiction},
  author={Elise C. Brown and Edmond Chiu and Lloyd Neill and J Tobin and John C. Reid},
This study was conducted with the cooperation of 103 residents in a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program to confirm Goleman’s (1995) assertion that low Emotional Intelligence (EI) was a major causal factor in drug and alcohol addiction. A range of measures including EI, level of psychological distress, and the Big Five Factors of personality were administered to the participants and compared against the criterion of an individual’s recovery. The study also used a repeated… 

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