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i'm caucasian am i more susceptible to becoming an alcoholic?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
While there is...: ...A genetic and familiar predisposition to alcoholism in many families, caucasian race is not by itself a risk factor.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
See below: I see lots of questions with people asking if there race or ethnicity increases there alcohol or drug addiction risk. Best answer is to variable to say. Family history is a much better predictor of addiction risk, parents, siblings, grandparents aunts and uncles. And your own health history, history of mental illness, trauma, etc.

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I'm caucasian am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Similar to others: Here is the statistics on race and addiction http://www.Michaelshouse.Com/blog/race-statistics-drug-addiction-and-prison/.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: caucasian?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Division of mankind: Caucasian, to most people, means a white person. But by the racial classification made in the 19th century, it ranged from people with light skin (no. Europe) to darker (parts of no. Africa & india). These people were felt to be originally from the caucases region of southeastern europe. At it's current core meaning, it is a white person, or one originally from europe.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Why chinese people have epicanthal fold and caucasians don't have?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
The "WHY" Questions: There is no answer to most "why' questions in medicine or in science. There just is the reality of what you describe. None of us here were in on the design of the human race..... These questions, though, often bring good and interesting debate.

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