Problems with alcohol may be inherited, according to a geneticist and author Dr Margaret Smith.
One only needs to look at the number of celebrities whose children have followed in their footsteps when it comes to alcohol abuse to realise there must be a link between our genes and our drinking habits, the latest example is the tragic death of Bobbi Kristina Brown in much the same manner as her mother Whitney Houston.
According to Dr Smith a novelty seeking gene DRD4 may be to blame.
A family history of depression and anxiety may also have something to do with it.
Find out more about Dr Smith’s research.