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Anne-Marie wrote:
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> Hi Dane,
>
> All in the family? Yes, possible.
> I read that some people have it in the blood, they get
> addicted more easily than others. It is known that the
> children of alcoholic parents, have a greater chance of
> getting the addiction themselves. Is it in the blood, or is
> it the upbringing?

It is said that children of an alcoholic parent are 4 times more likely to become alcoholics themselves. Both of my parents were alcoholics. That should mean that my sister and I both have been at high risk of becoming alcoholics. Oddly enough, neither of us are. We both treat alcohol with absolute respect for what it can do. Each has an occassional glass of wine perhaps once a month but that's it. Other addictions? I smoke but at less than half a pack a day and of those cigarettes smoked, I smoke about half of each. I took a short personality test several years ago before being prescribed an extremely addictive medication. They found that even though I do smoke, I don't have an addictive personality at all. I also had zero problems with going off this addictive medication (Soma). My doctors realized that I used both nicotine and caffeine in an effort to self medicate to alleviate some of the negative affects of chronic illness.

I honestly believe that it is within the person as to whether or not they are prone to addiction. Is it upbringing? Not really since both my sister and I haven't had the extreme response to exposure to alcoholism in our childhoods by completely eschewing alcohol like it's venomous. Is it genetics? Considering my sister and I...pretty unlikely. Imo, it is a completely individual thing--no rhyme or reason to it.

This would kind of make it closer to a karma thing, wouldn't it?

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