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7 Ways Your Genes Influence Your Drinking Habits

Should your family history influence how you drink? Or, how much you drink? Possibly. Scientific evidence links certain aspects of alcohol use to your genes.

No one wants a hangover, right? New data suggests a strong genetic link with hangover frequency, researchers recently reported in Psychopharmacology. And drinkers in the study were more likely to have vivid memories of their hangovers if they had relatives who battled alcohol dependency. If your hangovers stand out in your mind, curb your drinking rather than trying the ‘hair of the dog’ trick—especially if alcoholism runs in the family. Find out how to ease your hangover naturally.

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