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Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly – Treatment, Recovery & Drug Abuse Weekly

By John de Miranda, EdM, LAADC

“I came by my addition honestly, for I inherited it from two grandfathers.”

These words were spoken by J.R., the subject of a video documentary. “J.R.’s Story: The Disability of Chemical Dependency.” They capture the conventional wisdom that addiction is passed down through families. There is substantial evidence for both genetic transmission as well as behavioral learning that occurs in families or quite likely both in combination.

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