The Genetics of Alcoholism

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The Genetics of Alcoholism Does alcoholism truly run in families?  If your parent is an alcoholic will you be one too?  Many people have wondered at these questions and much study and research has gone into answering them.  The National Institute of Alcoholism  published an article titled, “Genetics of Alcohol Use Disorders” which gives some insight into these questions.   (see niaa.nih.gov) They indicate that, “alcoholism often seems to run in families, and we may hear about scientific studies of an...

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