Why Do Some People Become Alcoholics?
- Published on Apr 21, 2014
- Alcoholism is commonly misunderstood, but is also a very serious issue all across the globe. What causes some people to become alcoholics and not others? Trace explains what it means to be an addict, and the issue has a strong root in the brain.
How Addiction Works
"Stories about how addiction has ruined lives are common in our society today."
Why Do Some People Become Alcoholics but Not Others? Blame the Brain
"Most of the research done on alcohol addiction so far has focused on the rewarding effects of alcohol. It offers euphoria, boosts mood if someone is feeling depressed, and soothes fear if someone is feeling anxious."
Genetic Approaches to Addiction: Genes and alcohol
"Alcohol use disorders (AUD), including dependence and abuse, are common and etiologically complex diseases with a 12-month prevalence of 8.6% in the United States."
The Myth of Drug-Induced Addiction
"Most Canadians believe that certain drugs cause catastrophic addictions in people who use them. This conventional belief is reflected in such familiar phrases as 'crack cocaine is instantly addictive' or 'heroin is so good, don't even try it once'."
How Addiction Hijacks The Brain
"The word 'addiction' is derived from a Latin term for 'enslaved by' or 'bound to.' Anyone who has struggled to overcome an addiction - or has tried to help someone else to do so - understands why."
Can Animals Be Alcoholics?
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