Alcoholism - Causes

Most scientists believe that alcoholism is caused by a number of factors including the physical make-up of a person, the environment in which they grew up, and other social and psychological reasons. One of the most important of these factors is heredity. Studies have shown that children who are born to alcoholic parents are four times more likely to become alcoholics than children who are not from alcoholic backgrounds. This trend holds true even when the children are raised away from their biological parents. Current research is being developed to identify other factors that contribute to alcoholism.

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