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Evan from Columbia, SC writes:

on Thursday, 19 July 2012. Posted in Intervention Questions

Evan, writes:
Cindy, as a teenager I struggled with substance abuse. In fact, I was in and out of rehab for years before I became willing to quit. My question is, should I be concerned that my 14 year will develop a problem; is alcoholism hereditary?

Cindy, writes:
Emily, the verdict is still out as to whether alcoholism is hereditary. Although, research tends to show that children of alcohol-dependent parents run a higher risk of developing an alcohol problem than other children.

Evan, writes:
Cindy, as a teenager I struggled with substance abuse. In fact, I was in and out of rehab for years before I became willing to quit. My question is, should I be concerned that my 14 year will develop a problem; is alcoholism hereditary?

Cindy, writes:
Emily, the verdict is still out as to whether alcoholism is hereditary. Although, research tends to show that children of alcohol-dependent parents run a higher risk of developing an alcohol problem than other children.

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