I use the term "alcohol gene" very lightly.
Anyways, I noticed that both side of my family are alcoholics, and suffer from alcoholism / alcohol addiction. (and drug addiction) but I noticed something odd about me and my mother.
It seems that both me and my mother lack the gene. I drink occasionally, but I honestly don't care too much about alcohol, I'm not hooked on it, and I can handle myself fine. I drank 6 beers once. just to get a feel of what it's like to get a bit drunk. and I wasn't hooked at all, I haven't drunken anything for almost 2 months now. my mother is the same, rarely drinks, when she does It's in moderation. I bought my first pack of beer, and decided that It will be a one off thing, I only drink 2 beers now and again.
Oddly enough, my dad isn't really a alcoholic either, but the weird thing is I noticed a trend, my mother has anxiety, and my dad has bipolar. I also happen to have anxiety and depression.
Is it that I simply lack the "alcoholism" gene, and it just somehow manifests itself into anxiety?
I've known "friends" who have been hooked on alcohol day one, who after there first drinks, get wasted all the time. meanwhile. I'm a happy drunk, who doesn't really think anything of alcohol. I can live without it, and I can control it. I don't think too much about drinking.