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Addictive circumstances

Genes are far from the whole story when attempting to explain addiction - circumstances are important, too. For example, a large number of US soldiers became addicted to heroin and cocaine during their service in Vietnam. However, on their return to normal home circumstances, their recovery rate was much higher than other groups of drug addicts, showing that environment and the ready availability of drugs influence addiction rates.

US soldiers who became addicted to heroin and cocaine during their service in Vietnam had a high recovery rate on returning to normal home circumstances.
US soldiers who became addicted to heroin and cocaine during their service in Vietnam had a high recovery rate on returning to normal home circumstances.
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