is alcoholism genetic

Is Alcoholism Genetic?

Until very recently, drug and alcohol addiction was considered by most to be a character flaw or “bad habit.” Today, scientists, medical professionals and even the general public understand that addiction is a disease that can be treated. Many scientists even wonder, “Is alcoholism genetic?” Is Alcoholism Genetic? At the University of Texas at Austin,…


How Dual Diagnosis Aids in the Process of Addiction Treatment

What is Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment? Dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder treatment is a somewhat recent development in the treatment of addiction, but one that has also radically changed the way mental disorders and addiction are treated. Before the 1990s, those with mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar, were treated differently from patients with…