A brief but comprehensive look at what we know about genetic predisposition for addiction. Plus, four (4) ways anyone can avoid drug or alcohol problems – even if it’s in your genes!
Is alcoholism or drug addiction in your family history? Here is how your genetics – and a variety of social and environmental factors -can contribute to developing addictive behaviors. Simple explanations here.
The addiction treatment industry’s focus on the 12 Step approach needs an update. More on science based treatments for addiction that ADDRESS THE BRAIN, with a call for your action at the end.
Addiction is associated with changes in nerve cell function during which the brain attempts to adapt to a drug’s presence. But how is neurobiology related to addiction and can we predict (or prevent) addiction with the help of science? This and more in our exclusive interview with Dr. Cardwell Nuckols here.
Want the low-down on the genetics and predisposition of addiction to run in families? An exclusive Q&A with addiction psychiatry thought leader, Dr. Howard Wetsman here.
What are the risk factors for the development of alcoholism in some people? What can you do to avoid the risks and where can you go for help? We answer these and other questions, here.
Experts are not sure. But alcoholism is generally a genetic factor, and may be more so among Native American people. We review here.