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A 43-year-old member asked:

Should i stop drinking - my dad and most of his family are alcoholics, could it be passed down to me?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
Worth considering: I had a colleague in an addictions practice who routinely advised anyone with a strong family history of alcoholism not to begin consuming alcohol, and if they did, to strongly consider stopping. Genetics are not the only influence, and many people with + family histories never get into any trouble with alcohol, but they are at greater risk.
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