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Illicit psychoactive substance use, heavy use, abuse, and dependence in a US population-based sample of male twins.

Authors
  • Kendler, K S
  • Karkowski, L M
  • Neale, M C
  • Prescott, C A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of General Psychiatry
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2000
Volume
57
Issue
3
Pages
261–269
Identifiers
PMID: 10711912
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In accord with prior results in studies of women, the family environment plays a role in twin resemblance for some forms of substance use in men. However, twin resemblance for heavy use, abuse, and dependence in men is largely caused by genetic factors, and heritability estimates are high.

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