Some are stark.
It was a pretty insightful comment for someone of 19 years.
Other genetic effects are more subtle or involve many genes.
The retrovirus interaction mentioned in the first paragraph is another example that's brand new!
Environment and prior experience can interact with this genetic predisposition (called epigenetics).
Let's start there.
What does all the endocannabinoid system have to do with this process and can we use it to our advantage?
The endocannabinoid system runs through our entire body.
You can check out How CBD Work and the Beginner's Guide to learn about the endocannabinoid system.
What is research showing how the endocannabinoid system affects the process (and recovery) of addiction?