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Are various races and nationalities effected by differently by addiction?

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Dr. Rick Barnett
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Short answer - no!

addiction does not discriminate.
However, there are physical differences such as alcohol dehydrogenase (enzyme that breaks down alcohol) between certain races that some say either protect or make one more vulnerable to addiction. There are also significant socio-cultural/racial differences that may protect against addictive disorders.

In brief: Short answer - no!

addiction does not discriminate.
However, there are physical differences such as alcohol dehydrogenase (enzyme that breaks down alcohol) between certain races that some say either protect or make one more vulnerable to addiction. There are also significant socio-cultural/racial differences that may protect against addictive disorders.
Dr. Rick Barnett
Dr. Rick Barnett
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Possibly

Based on biological and other factors.
But all are affected to one degree or another so it is hard to understand the purpose of the question.

In brief: Possibly

Based on biological and other factors.
But all are affected to one degree or another so it is hard to understand the purpose of the question.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Statistic data

According to the substance abuse and mental health services administration, the percentage of those currently abusing illegal drugs in different races breaks down as: asians: 3.
6 percent two or more races: 14.7 percent african americans: 10.1 percent american indian or alaska natives: 9.5 percent caucasian: 8.2 percent native hawaiian/pacific islander: 7.3 percent hispanic 6.2 %.

In brief: Statistic data

According to the substance abuse and mental health services administration, the percentage of those currently abusing illegal drugs in different races breaks down as: asians: 3.
6 percent two or more races: 14.7 percent african americans: 10.1 percent american indian or alaska natives: 9.5 percent caucasian: 8.2 percent native hawaiian/pacific islander: 7.3 percent hispanic 6.2 %.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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