Addiction is a serious problem in America. More than 130 people die daily from opioid overdose1 and 1 in 10 adults died from excessive alcohol use between 2006 and 2010.2 With addiction being one of the leading preventable causes of death in the United States, it’s essential that we thoroughly understand what addiction is so we know how to treat it. (more…)
It’s important to understand that addiction may have a genetic component that affects your risk of addiction and growing up in a home where substance abuse is prevalent also makes you more susceptible to the disease. However, your family background shouldn’t mean that you’re doomed to spend your life battling the condition. This article examines the role of genetics in the development of addiction and discusses how to break the cycle.