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Is alcoholism causually linked to being sexually abused as a kid?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Possibly

There is a genetic association for alcohol problems, thus, it runs in families.
It may be that who ever molested you, was a family member with a drinking problem. I would seek help to prevent more of a full blown problem with alcoholism. Good luck.

In brief: Possibly

There is a genetic association for alcohol problems, thus, it runs in families.
It may be that who ever molested you, was a family member with a drinking problem. I would seek help to prevent more of a full blown problem with alcoholism. Good luck.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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In brief: Anything...

...That causes depression or low self esteem, can contribute to alcoholism.

In brief: Anything...

...That causes depression or low self esteem, can contribute to alcoholism.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Julie Tomberlin
Pediatrics

In brief: Possibly

Having any kind of traumatic event as a child can lead someone to seek comfort in an unhealthy way (such as numbing one's feeling with alcohol or drugs)

In brief: Possibly

Having any kind of traumatic event as a child can lead someone to seek comfort in an unhealthy way (such as numbing one's feeling with alcohol or drugs)
Dr. Julie Tomberlin
Dr. Julie Tomberlin
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