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

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Less likely

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: Less likely

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. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: Jewish Alcoholics

Statistically, jewish folks have a relatively low incidence rate of alcoholism, compared to the general public.
One reason may be the traditional use of wine, customarily and in moderation used through out the year during holidays and celebrations.

In brief: Jewish Alcoholics

Statistically, jewish folks have a relatively low incidence rate of alcoholism, compared to the general public.
One reason may be the traditional use of wine, customarily and in moderation used through out the year during holidays and celebrations.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
Thank
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