- Q How do genetic variations influence a person becoming addicted?
Dr. Kelly Traver, Internal MedicineGenetic variations can increase the likelihood of a person becoming addicted. Many alcoholics have a genetic alteration that reduces their number of dopamine receptors, lowering the brain's ability to perceive dopamine. This gene variation is called the... Full Answer
- Q Where I can find help to deal with substance abuse?
Fredrick Wade, Addiction MedicineYou can find help within your local community starting with utilization of the various support groups that one will find there. It may also be a helpful step to seek an assessment from a local treatment program or treatment provider who is conversant in... Full Answer