According to a new study, a particular gene may signal susceptibility to both alcoholism and gambling. The gene in question is called the “gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit A” (GABRA2). This gene has been found to be more active in people with a history of addiction to either alcohol or gambling.
Researchers believe that this knowledge could lead to new and better treatments for addiction in the future. Currently, there are no medications that can target addiction specifically. However, if doctors can identify which genes are involved in addiction, they may be able to develop medication that targets those genes.
This is an exciting development in the field of addiction research. It is still early days, but this study provides a promising starting point for further research.