Alcoholism and Genetics: Is There an Inherited Family Alcohol Gene?

Alcoholism is a term that refers to alcohol addiction or, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), alcohol use disorder (AUD). The condition is marked with excessive alcohol consumption that can become severe, resulting in problem drinking, alcohol dependence or becoming an “alcoholic.”Heavy drinkers who are affected usually display compulsive behaviors […]

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