Does binge drinking run in families?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There may be some genetic factors involved in binge drinking. Alcoholism runs in families. Binge drinking is a common form of alcohol abuse. Binge drinking is also influenced by environmental factors. Being around people who binge drink can make it seem like an acceptable practice.

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