Oct 27 2011

Risk of Alcohol Abuse: Four to Eight Times Greater if One or Both of Your Parents Abused Alcohol

Published by at 11:25 am under Counseling & Psychotherapy

The May 2006 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research makes one thing is very clear.

If one’s parents had a problem with alcohol abuse, they have a very high risk of developing an alcohol abuse problem as well.

In relation to this study,  William R. Lovello, Director of the Behavioral Sciences Laboratories at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City states:
“The development of alcoholism among individuals with a family history of alcoholism is about four to eight times more common than it is among individuals with no such family history…”

The research in this area is conclusive. If your parents abused alcohol, you are at a high risk yourself.

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