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It's All in the Family

Take a step back and examine your drinking choices.  Now look at your family's history with drinking.  Do you notice anything?  Research shows that there's a good chance you'll see a link.  Most people who choose not to drink grew up with a family that did not have much alcohol involvement.  On the other hand, those who choose to drink, tended to have family patterns around alcohol use.  Particularly, the earlier memories a person has of parents drinking, the earlier their own drinking tends to start.  

While that is what the research says, what do you think from your own anecdotal evidence?