An overview of the genetics of substance use disorders

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Twin, family, and adoption studies show that genetic factors play a significant role in vulnerability to becoming addicted to drugs. Through a combination of genetic approaches, the variant alleles responsible for interindividual differences in susceptibility to addiction are being uncovered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-143
Number of pages11
JournalCurrent psychiatry reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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