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Why does one person become an alcoholic, while someone else doesn't seem effected?

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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine
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In brief: Judge not

There are certainly genetic predispositions.
But all addictions are functionally destructive and lead to premature death. Knowing the cause may help the patient in their self awareness, but the other patient (family/friends) need to know how to support with out enabling their self destruction. Alcoholic, is a big word. Don't let it be a big label. Search more.

In brief: Judge not

There are certainly genetic predispositions.
But all addictions are functionally destructive and lead to premature death. Knowing the cause may help the patient in their self awareness, but the other patient (family/friends) need to know how to support with out enabling their self destruction. Alcoholic, is a big word. Don't let it be a big label. Search more.
Dr. Ray Tidman
Dr. Ray Tidman
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine

In brief: It is a disease

There are plenty of biological explanations but suffice it to say that some people are predisposed to alcoholism.

In brief: It is a disease

There are plenty of biological explanations but suffice it to say that some people are predisposed to alcoholism.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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