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

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably less

There are moderately strong cultural barriers to jews becoming addicted.
For instance alcoholism is very low among jews. It is not a matter of heredity but of social convention. Some young jews do defy these conventions and addiction is possible.

In brief: Probably less

There are moderately strong cultural barriers to jews becoming addicted.
For instance alcoholism is very low among jews. It is not a matter of heredity but of social convention. Some young jews do defy these conventions and addiction is possible.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry

In brief: No

Whether it be ashkenazy or sephardic there is no genetic predisposition towards addiction.
There are also no cultural or societal correlations in the literature.

In brief: No

Whether it be ashkenazy or sephardic there is no genetic predisposition towards addiction.
There are also no cultural or societal correlations in the literature.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Dr. Horacio Capote
Thank
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