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In this edition of Psychiatric Annals the concept of alcoholism as a disease is considered. The meaning of the term disease and its relationship to alcoholism is discussed in an historical context and the exciting new developments in both human and animal studies which suggest that alcoholism and drug addiction have a genetic basis are presented.
1. Genetic factors may influence development ot addiction by all of the following except:
A. Influencing tolerance to drug effects.
B. Changing population prevalence of addiction by changes in gene frequency.
C. Altering or eliminating biological factors protective against addiction.
D. Influencing personality styles, thus influencing the likelihood of an individual seeking out drugs or responding to social pressure to take (or avoid) drugs.
2. Approximately how many genes do humans have?
A. 10 000.
B. 100 000.
C. 1 000 000.
D. 10 000 000.
3. Animals will not self-inject: