Is Addiction Really Genetic?

Updated: Aug 7


Is addiction really genetic? In this video, we'll take a look at the science of addiction and the brain. The key to beating addiction is understanding it!

We'll take a look at each of these topics below and you can decide if you think addiction is genetic.

  • Is Addiction Really Genetic?

  • Addiction Genes

  • Go Brain / Stop Brain

  • The connection between ADHD and addiction

  • The connection between anxiety and addiction

  • Reward Deficiency Syndrome

  • Genomind

There are other risk factors for addiction besides genetics that can make someone more prone to developing a substance use disorder. Some of the factors influencing the risk for addiction include co-occurring mental health disorders and their environment.



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Amber Hollingsworth





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