From the January 1975 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Forecasting Alcoholism

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CHICAGO, ILL.--A study of Danish alcoholics suggests that alcoholism may be the result of inheritance and not social environment. Dr. Donald W. Goodwin of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis conducted the study with Danish and American psychiatrists. He said the results suggest that "environmental factors contributed little, if anything, to the development of alcoholism in sons of severe alcoholics, in this sample."

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