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i'm indian am i more susceptible to becoming an addict?

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Dr. George Valdez
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
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Not really : It is the experimentation and socio economic status that plays a major role.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013

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