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Is Alcohol Addiction Hereditary?

Alcoholism is an addiction to alcohol, which is a chronic brain disease. Is alcohol addiction hereditary? Researchers have long debated whether there are genetic and/or hereditary reasons behind addiction. Certain genes are, indeed, associated with alcohol abuse. If you have a close relative who has struggled with alcohol abuse, then your risk for having the…