Heredity and Alcoholism

  • Donald W. Goodwin
  • Samuel B. Guze


Alcoholism is a familial disorder. Studies have repeatedly shown a high prevAlcnce of alcoholism among the relatives of alcoholics. “Familial” however, is not synonymous with “hereditary.” Speaking French may also be familial but presumably not because of genes.


Blood Group Biological Parent Drinking Problem Dizygotic Twin Foster Child 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald W. Goodwin
    • 1
  • Samuel B. Guze
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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