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Problems with alcohol and drugs occur in people with unique chemistry inherited through genetics. Problems do "run in families." Fore more detail see  


Alcoholism's Genetic Link 


Scientists' Sobering Find: Drinking Gene (12/12/2003, United Press International) 

bulletGenetic Risk of Alcoholism Linked to Sweet Tooth (11/19/2003, Reuters Health) 
bulletGenetics of Alcoholism (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
bulletAlcohol Researchers Relate a Genetic Factor to Anxiety in Women (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
bulletFamily History of Alcoholism: Are You at Risk? (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

Last updated 18 April, 2007

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