When Does a Moderate Drinker Turn into an Alcoholic?

  Although there are many factors which bring a person from being a moderate social drinker into an alcoholic, new research has found that a large part of the change could come down a tiny segment of genetic material. Going Over the Edge The study published in Molecular Psychiatry involves the work of Dorit Rob,…

Can genetic makeup help turn social drinkers into alcoholics?
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Mind Over Matter: The Psychological Grip of Addiction » read on

For most people addicted to drugs or alcohol, the compulsive desire to use is complex. That urge is often triggered by certain environments, thoughts or past experiences. And while addiction is classically thought of as a physical dependence, the psychological dependence can be just as prevalent and is often more difficult to treat. The Science…

Many people don't understand the mental grip addiction can have on an addict.
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