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April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and this year’s focus is on the impact of alcohol across the generations. Alcoholism is a family disease. This is certainly true from a genetic perspective, as children of an alcoholic parent face three to four times the risk of becoming alcoholics themselves — if they drink — as do children without alcoholic parents. If both parents are alcoholics — not an unusual situation — their children’s risk of becoming alcoholics if they drink rises as high as 80 percent. Read more….

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