Sunday, May 4, 2014

Alcoholism: Nature vs Nurture

This article is quiet intriguing that it talks about nature vs nurture by deep research of alcoholism. 
Alcoholism can be acquainted with several issues, which comes from very personal issues to family history or genetics and environment issues. With the research, this article is talking that Family studies have provided important information about the way alcholism may be passed down. Children of alcoholics who were adopted at birth and had no contact with the alcoholic parent developed alcohol dependence more frequently than adopted children whose birth parents were not alcoholic. Current research suggests that about 50-60% of the risk of developing alcoholism can be attributed to genetics. I personally think that alcoholism would rather caused by combination of factors which environmental circumstances and genetic problems comes all together. 

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