A copy of this work was available on the public web and has been preserved in the Wayback Machine. The capture dates from 2011; you can also visit the original URL.
The file type is
Studies on the genetic basis of addiction indicate that the tendency to develop alcoholism is inherited. In addition, alcoholism appears to be associated with a specific neurochemical disorder. Research has focused on the mesolimbic system, which is associated with the ability to feel pleasure (i.e. hypothalamic control centres are related to daily survival activities, and the medial forebrain bundle is involved in the positive reinforcement of addictive drugs). Current findings support thedoi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.alcalc.a008218 pmid:8736995 fatcat:prdbq34jvrewhcnqv5rvguehdu