A 21-year-old member asked:
i'm indian am i more susceptible to becoming an addict?
2 doctor answers
Dr. George Valdez answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Native americans often lack a certain enzyme to process alcohol the way other ethnicities do, and some are very much pre-disposed to addiction. This goes for anyone with a strong family history of addiction.
Answered on Dec 29, 2011
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