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Genetic Factors that Increase Risk of Opiate Dependence

Blue strips with horizontal lines representing genetic markers

For those struggling to overcome opiate dependence, the question “why me?” can be a constant and overwhelming mental refrain.  Scientific research shows that drug addiction is complex and caused by many factors.  Specifically, genetic factors may be an important contributor to opiate dependence and other forms of addiction. Overview of Human Genetics Every cell in […]