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TroubledMD

938d

I'm new to discussing any issues I have with people other then doctors and the like, and so I'm not certain how to even begin this conversation...let me give a little back story I'm a repeat substance abuser and have tried multiple times to quit only to relapse and it be worse then the time prior to the current one. Recently I saw something interesting about addiction and I don't even know where to begin to search for proof of the things stated and so here I am hoping that others will tell me anything that they have read or heard or been told about addiction being a genetic predisposition of upwards of 50% likelihood of becoming an addict if it's in your genes and where I can find out more about this because if it's facts then I'm relapsing because I'm going about sobriety all wrong...please help

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    • TroubledMD

      934d

      I'm so sorry to hear that my condolences to u on ur loss and I hope and believe the sun will shine in ur life and ease ur mind and troubles of that

    • TroubledMD

      934d

      I'm so sorry to hear that my condolences to u on ur loss and I hope and believe the sun will shine in ur life and ease ur mind and troubles of that

    • Steph4545

      935d

      Unfortunately it can be genetic. Also my cousin oded a few years ago. I can only smoke despensary weed. And take medication prescribed to me. Sometimes I can’t sleep at night cause he died in his sleep

    • TroubledMD

      938d

      Thanks to the both of u for ur help and best to u as well

    • wildflower440

      938d

      ^ Like cashuwu said if you struggle with depression, ocd, add/adhd, BPD or bipolar you are more prone to experiencing addiction on top of your genetic likeliness. In my case 70% of my family has abused drugs or alcohol and I have depression and ADHD. By 18 I was an alcoholic with pancreatitis by 21. I did a lot of reading about my conditions but not a lot of reading on genetic statistics. I know it’s hard to get help, especially when sobriety programs like to base themselves around religion. Maybe try to get help for any chronic conditions you have to ease your odds a bit. but do not mix prescriptions with drugs or alcohol. Best to you.

    • Cashuwu

      938d

      I don’t have any facts to give either but it’s a well known phenomenon that a family history of addiction will increase your likelihood of being an addict as well. I’m assuming it comes from genetically having a personality that is prone to addictions and hyper fixations

    • TroubledMD

      938d

      Thanks for your feedback if you happen to run into anything else please reach out and I'm super happy that you are only a social drinker let me just say hoorah for you because it's tough to not become that alcoholic so you go 😊

    • Mickey09

      938d

      I dont have any articles or anything go back it up, but I have heard that addiction can run in the family and be passed down. Now I do have alcoholics in my family, but I have never been one myself, I am only a social drinker and never anything more. So I am not sure how true it is about addiction being genetic.

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