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Biological/genetic factors in alcoholism

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, For sale by Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Rockville, Md, Washington, D.C .
Written in English

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  • Alcoholism -- Genetic aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Alcohol -- Physiological effect -- Congresses.

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    Includes bibliographies.

    Statementsponsored by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, [and] University of Connecticut Alcohol Research Center ; edited by Victor M. Hesselbrock, Edward G. Shaskan, and Roger E. Meyer.
    SeriesDHHS publication ;, no. (ADM) 83-1199, Research monograph / National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism ;, no. 9, Research monograph (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (U.S.)) ;, no. 9.
    ContributionsHesselbrock, Victor M., Shaskan, Edward G., Meyer, Roger E.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC565 .B515 1983
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 166 p. :
    Number of Pages166
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3140222M
    LC Control Number82600526

    Rather, genetic and environmental influences, and the way these two factors interact with each other, influence a person’s risk for alcohol addiction. In addition to biological factors that influence alcoholism, additional risk factors exist, and could include a person’s mental, emotional and physical health; upbringing and social experiences. biological (genetic) susceptibility: certain genetic factors may cause a person to be vulnerable to alcoholism or other addiction. If you have an imbalance of brain chemicals, you may be more predisposed to alcoholism.

    Addiction, from a biological perspective, is seen as a disease. research has revealed that certain biological risk factors increase the odds of addictive outcomes, but not a single factor has. @article{osti_, title = {Genetic and biological markers in drug abuse and alcoholism}, author = {Braude, M.C. and Chao, H.M.}, abstractNote = {This book contains 11 selections. Some of the titles are: Polymorphic Gene Marker Studies; Pharmacogenetic Approaches to the Prediction of Drug Response; Genetic Markers of Drug Abuse in Mouse Models; Genetics as a Tool for Identifying Biological.

      All theories and studies into the genetics of alcoholism share a common finding: alcohol changes in an addict’s brain activity. Many substances affect the ‘reward circuit’ of the brain by releasing larger amounts of dopamine. This circuit regulates the ability to feel pleasure, and encourages a person to repeat the action that cause pleasure. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. (, February 24). Genetic And Environmental Influences On Alcohol Consumption Among Rhesus Monkeys. ScienceDaily.


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It helped them understand the genetic nature of the disease, and to understand he didn't "choose" it for his life. If you have anybody in your family who suffers or has suffered from this disease, you must read this book.

If you know that alcoholism runs in your family, give it to your children before they're old enough to experiment with alcohol.5/5(4). Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain, affecting the reward and motivation centers, and for decades, scientists have argued about the genetic and hereditary components of addiction.

Alcohol use disorder, the medical term for alcoholism and alcohol abuse, has been linked to some specific genes. Having a close relative, such as a parent or sibling, who struggles with alcohol use disorder increases the. Abstract. The contribution of genetic factors to vulnerability to alcoholism has been vigorously debated in the past 30 years.

During this period research has shifted from looking for evidence of whether alcoholism could be a genetically influenced disorder to the delineation of the complexities of biological Author: Dharam P. Agarwal, H. Werner Goedde. Don Goodwin (), who has supplied much of the data that support the role of hereditary factors in alcoholism, is wont to say that all living behavior is biological-by definition.

The operational evidence for this is perhaps more evident in alcoholism than in other syndromes. Hrubec Z, Omenn GS. Evidence of genetic predisposition to alcoholic cirrhosis and psychosis: twin concordances for alcoholism and its biological end points by zygosity among male veterans.

Alcohol Clin Exp Res. Spring; 5 (2)– Gurling HM. Genetic epidemiology in medicine. understanding of the biological underpinnings of alcohol dependence. Early genetic studies were focused on delineating whether environmental factors, genetic factors, or both con­ tributed to the risk for alcohol depen­ dence.

Once it was apparent that genetics did indeed play a role in alcohol dependence, NIAAA began to fundFile Size: KB. One of the explanations of addiction is the biological approach; this is based on the idea that addiction is caused by genetics.

In relation to alcoholism, there is a heritability of alcohol dependency between % in both men and women (McGue, ). There are also similar findings for drug addiction, with Agrawal and Lynskey (). Genetics: different forms of the same gene can lead to different degrees of alcohol metabolism; this occurs in the general population, as well as in specific racial/ethnic populations.

Figure A variety of factors influence the degree of alcohol intoxication. Some environmental factors that are particularly risky for those who are genetically inclined towards alcoholism include: Drug accessibility Physical or sexual abuse Peer pressure Witnessing violence. There are genes that increase a person’s risk, as well as those that may decrease that risk, directly or indirectly.

For instance, some people of Asian descent carry a gene variant that alters their rate of alcohol metabolism, causing them to have symptoms like flushing, nausea, and rapid heartbeat.

Importantly, research has revealed that certain biological risk factors increase the odds of addictive outcomes, but not a single factor has been discovered that predicts addiction with certainty.

The Biological Causes of Alcoholism 1. Alcoholism causes changes to the brain's natural balance (homeostasis). Alcoholism alters brain chemistry. Alcoholism changes the brain's communication patterns. Alcoholism causes changes to brain structures and their functioning. Introduction.

Before discussing specific information regarding genetic influences for alcohol use disorders (AUDs), it is important to address the question of whether the genetic variations (polymorphisms) of interest are specific for the drug, or if more generic factors have an impact on repetitive use and associated problems with by: Biological Causes of Addiction.

Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP, Kaushik Misra, Ph.D., Amy K. Epner, Ph.D., and Galen Morgan Cooper, Ph.D. Biological models of addiction emphasize the importance of genetics and the biological forces of nature. These theories suggest that brain chemistry, brain structure, and genetic abnormalities cause human behavior.

The biological causes for addiction are being understood more and more everyday as science advances in understanding the aspects of man. Because addiction has become such a huge problem in today’s growing society, research continues to find easier and more effective treatments.

Research also searches to find the answers to many questions about addiction. Alcoholism's Genetic Component Family, twin, and adoption studies have shown that alcoholism definitely has a genetic component. InBlum et al. proposed an association between the A1 allele of the DRD2 gene and alcoholism.

The DRD2 gene was the first candidate gene that showed promise of an association with alcoholism. Genetics is One Factor in Addiction Factors for substance abuse are complex and varied. The development of an addiction is influenced by multiple biological, familial, psychological and sociocultural factors.

In our societies, everyone has access to drugs and alcohol, some people use them and some people become addicted. However, not all people who use substances Substance. Although most of the nine ALDH genes are polymorphic, ALDH2 is the single genetic factor that most strongly correlates with the incidence of alcoholism in humans.

Alcoholism is the chronic consumption of alcoholic beverages. It is also referred to as alcohol dependence syndrome and defines the characteristic behavior of alcoholics, i.e.

impaired control over drinking that leads to loss of control over one’s are numerous causes of alcoholism. The leading factors usually associated with alcoholism are genetics and psychological and social.ing the biological components is crucial to a better comprehen-sion of substance abuse and addiction.

In this background paper, the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) describes the biological components of substance abuse and addiction. Two biological factors.

Continued. Genetic research on alcoholism adds to the understanding of the illness and also points out its complexity, the APA's outgoing president Allan Tasman, MD, tells WebMD.