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Susceptible Becoming Addict
NO!!..........but...: It's really about you! although certain groups have more issues with drug abuse and addiction, it ultimately comes down to who you are......Do you have a job that you enjoy?....Are your friends and family plagued with drug problems?.....Have you been mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy? If you are at a party and are offered drugs, what will you do? Do you know how to just say "no"? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: People of asian decent do not metabolize alcohol well and thus tend to avoid it. The risk of alcoholism in the United States among persons of asian decent is less than the general population. Responsible alcohol use is the safest course of action regardless of ethnicity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Many native americans lack an enzyme that assists with alcohol metabolism. They are more likely to become intoxicated on smaller amounts of alcohol. All ethnic groups vary in their response to alcohol. If there is a strong family history of alcoholism, you should be especially cautious when deciding to use alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : Family history is a strong predictor but there is a higher incidence in american indian hispanic.. Modifiers are the presence of alleles in aldehyde dehydrogenase conferring some groups the inability to break down alcohol and thus getting flushing etc, this means less likely to be alcohol dependent .Other factors environment etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: This region of the world contains dozens of ethnic groups some of which have a lower incidence of alcoholism because of religious prohibitions. The best way to assess your own risk is to look at your immediate family history. If you are from a long line of alcholics, you are definitely at greater risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: It of certainly safer than the alternative of continued use of illegal opioids. Ideally, one ceases the use of all drugs but many are unable to attain this goal. Suboxone is the next best option and many people can be stable on this for decades without major insurmountable health issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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