Is Alcoholism Hereditary? Understanding the Truth

is alcoholism hereditary

Last Updated on November 25, 2020 by Dr. Ronaye Calvert-Conley

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 15.1 million American adults struggled with their alcohol use. Approximately 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year.

If you or someone you know has an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, you’re probably searching for information about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for alcohol use disorder.

And you may be wondering: is alcoholism hereditary?

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