Do you believe that certain races are more disposed to alcoholism? I've heard it said that native Americans and Hebrews are physically pre-disposed to alcoholism. Do I believe that? I don't know. I do think people can, by reason of race (which, because of culture, can affect the habits of their parents and thus the kids esp. while in the womb) but when it comes to people saying native Americans are physically weak in this area, I tend to look at things as a whole and have to say I'm not inclined to blame heredity. I would blame culture and government. Why government? Because of something I think is both right and wrong. Most natives do not have a lot of concern because of the way their community works, and what can be gained between being native AND being American. For example, in central AK, there are homesteads to live in, shares, and a yearly subsidy. Technically, a native there could get by without having to work. Idleness leads to sin, and they're already surrounded by alcohol, so why not? Then there are those that say it's racism to say certain groups are more prone to alcoholism, no matter what we say the reason is. So call me a racist, but I think native Americans are more prone to being alcoholics, and I'm pretty sure it isn't because of anything in their DNA. I think it's because people came here, stole their lifestyle, later tried to make up for it by giving them the basics of life for free, and it makes it much easier for them to give in to addictions than it is for other Americans.