Overconsumption of alcohol can cause people to make bad decisions—such as choosing to drive while intoxicated.

in the body and those who are addicted to alcohol have nervous systems that are much more sensitive to stress hormones sent to the brain to produce the fight or flight reaction. Genetics and Family History Family history and genetics also play a major role. Having an alcoholic parent dramatically increases your risk of alcoholism, due to both genetics and the environment you grow up in. A child can inherit DNA with alcohol-related genes from an alcoholic parent. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 50 to 60 percent of the risk for alcoholism is inherited. For example, identical twins share the same genes and are about twice as likely to both be alcoholics when compared to fraternal twins . Research suggests that


Detoxing from Alcohol

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