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Gene Makes Some Drink More When Other Boozers Are Around
by: WokeUp
2010-07-18 10:40:58

Here’s some not-so-sobering news for party people, barhoppers and clubgoers. Individuals who inherit a particular gene variant that tweaks the brain’s reward system are especially likely to drink a lot of alcohol in the company of heavy-boozing peers.

That’s the preliminary indication of a new study directed by psychology graduate student Helle Larsen of Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Adults carrying at least one copy of a long version of the dopamine D4 receptor gene, dubbed DRD4, imbibed substantially more alcohol around a heavy-drinking peer than did others who lacked that gene variant, Larsen’s group reports in a paper published online July 7 in Psychological Science.
 

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Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  Reference: If Someone Close Has a Problem with Alcohol or Other Drugs (JoAnne)
Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  Reference: What is Risky Drinking? (JoAnne)
Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  Reference: How Much is Too Much? (JoAnne)
Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  Reference: Rethinking Drinking Offers Tools to Assess and Change Risky Drinking Habits (JoAnne)
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Read this articlePrinter ready versionE-mail to a friend  Reference: Consequences of Drinking Alcohol (WokeUp)
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If Someone Close Has a Problem with Alcohol or Other Drugs
by: JoAnne
2009-05-31 11:03:24

What Not To Do...

Don't attempt to punish, threaten, bribe, or preach.
Don't try to be a martyr. Avoid emotional appeals that may only increase feelings of guilt and the compulsion to drink or use other drugs.
Don't take over their responsibilities, leaving them with no sense of importance or dignity.
Don't hide or dump bottles, throw out drugs, or shelter them from situations where alcohol is present.
Don't argue with the person when they are impaired or high.
Don't try to drink along with the problem drinker or take drugs with the drug abuser.
Above all, don't feel guilty or responsible for another's behavior.

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