Wednesday, August 17, 2016


(1). Research has shown that 50% to 60% of the risk of developing alcoholism is genetic. Both studies on twin and adopted children conclude that the major risk factor for alcoholism is genetic. Identical twins have a greater chance of alcohol abuse than fraternal twins. There is a strong correlation between alcoholic fathers and their sons, lending evidence to a strong familial tendency of alcoholism. (2). Sons of alcoholics tend to have a higher tolerance for alcohol. They report feeling less drunk, and show less side effects from lower quantities. Men who report low intoxication after moderate drinking are much likely than others to become alcohol abusers within an 8 year span.

1 comment:

  1. This was very interesting to learn. My sweetheart is an alcoholic as was his mother. Makes sense.