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5 Tips for Managing Your Health if Your Family Has a History of Addiction

Dillon McClernon

Authored by Dillon McClernon

Via: U.S. News & World Report

True or false: If someone in your family has an addiction, you’re at a higher risk for one, too.

Answer: True. If someone in your family is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem, it’s critical to take the necessary steps to protect yourself from developing one as well.

“The science is clear: (genetics) play a very real role in the development of alcohol or drug disorders. If you have any family members who currently have or have had alcohol or drug problems, you are likely to be at higher risk (for addiction). Additionally, some genes may make it more difficult for someone to quit once he or she starts using a drug,” says Dr. Deni Carise, Chief Scientific Officer at Recovery Centers of America.

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Authored by

Dillon McClernon

Dillon McClernon

Dillon currently serves as the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at RCA. After his tenure as Chief Communications Officer and senior advisor to RCA, he opted for a full-time position at RCA where he could build a new team linking sales and marketing to directly impact RCA’s mission of saving 1 million lives.


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