3. Is alcoholism inherited?

Research shows that the risk for developing alcoholism does indeed run in families. The genes a person inherits partially explain this pattern,

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5. Can alcoholism be treated?

Yes, alcoholism can be treated. Alcoholism treatment programs use both counseling and medications to help a person stop drinking. Treatment has helped

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6. Which medications treat alcoholism?

Three oral medications–disulfiram (Antabuse®), naltrexone (Depade®, ReVia®), and acamprosate (Campral®)–are currently approved to treat alcohol dependence. In addition, an injectable, long-acting form

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