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D&D -Addict because of Genes EasyComeEasyGo Due October 27 (boy); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Maryland 8030 posts
3rd Oct '12

Do you think you're automatically subject to be an addict, or have addictive behaviors, because you come from a line of addicts? Why or why not?

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59456 posts
3rd Oct '12

Just having genes will not make you an addict.




However-- with that said-- if you have a lot of addiction in your family, chances are you've seen a lot of addictive behaviors-- and IMO, that can make you more susceptible.

jackie0608 35 kids; Pennsylvania 1303 posts
3rd Oct '12

no because my so's father is an attict and he's not!

The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
3rd Oct '12

There is no debate....some people are gentically bound to be more likely to suffer an addiction of some sort. That does not mean that they will.

Whitnaaaaaay Due March 27; 3 kids; Maryland 2365 posts
3rd Oct '12

I don't believe that addiction is genetic. I think that people that have a parent or close relative that was or is addicted to something are more likely to be addicts because that's what they've always been around. More like a learned behavior.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66643 posts
3rd Oct '12

Because of genes? No. Because of being around that type of behavior and believing it to be acceptable? Yes.

Avery 1 child; Arizona 2709 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting EasyComeEasyGo:" Do you think you're automatically subject to be an addict, or have addictive behaviors, because you come from a line of addicts? Why or why not?"



if that was the case i would probably be a meth head lol. but i dont do drugs or drink anymore since being pregnant and am EBF. after shit happened when i was younger i grew up around my grandparents who did a great job raising me away from drugs and suff.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
3rd Oct '12

Absolutely. Addiction is a hereditary disease/personality trait/whatever you want to call it.

Lois. 1 child; Pennsylvania 2653 posts
3rd Oct '12

I don't think you're destined to be an addict because of your genes but I do think that it makes it easier to become an addict.

JΔS Georgia 74358 posts
3rd Oct '12

I think it may be more likely but it doesn't mean that you will be an addict just because you come from a long line of them. I don't come from a long line of addicts, that I know of, but my dad was an addict and I want nothing to do with drugs. Never tried drugs or was interested.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting That Black Kid™:</b>" There is no debate....some people are gentically bound to be more likely to suffer an addiction of some sort. That does not mean that they will."</blockquote>



:!: my mom is an addict, my grandparents were addicts. I am not an addict.

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36477 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting The Doctor:" Just having genes will not make you an addict. However-- with that said-- if you have a lot of addiction ... [snip!] ... addiction in your family, chances are you've seen a lot of addictive behaviors-- and IMO, that can make you more susceptible."


I agree....

The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting Avery
LumpySpacePrincess 2 kids; New Zealand 17060 posts
3rd Oct '12

Well, having addicts in your family means that you were most likely subjected to viewing addictive behaviours which may make it more likely for you to become addicted to something.



That said, I was never subjected to addictive behaviours but I became alcohol dependant and hooked on pills, and a food addiction



Some people have "addictive personalities"

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66643 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting Avery