Could Your Brain be Wired for Alcoholism?

Much like diabetes, alcoholism is most often the result of biochemical differences present in certain people. A genetic predisposition if you will. I can’t tell you how many times in my career as an addiction counselor and interventionist, I’ve heard problem drinkers say that they still believe they can control their drinking. They simply need to use more willpower to abstain from drinking too much. Unfortunately, that’s like a diabetic saying that they can have some sugar with no adverse effects. Why Is This? Throughout the first half of the 20th century alcoholism was considered a moral issue. During the last half of that century, growing evidence of a disease model for alcoholism emerg

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