Can you get addiction out of your genes?

In the blog for the American Association of Christian Counselors, Tim Jennings, M.D. writes,

“If there are pathways in our nervous system laid down with addiction, are they destroyed at conversion, or as we walk on a daily basis with CHRIST, or are they always there?

Fascinating new brain research gives ever increasing insight into how our faith relationship with God does change us, including our brains, even to the DNA level.

The human brain is in a constant state of flux. Not only will life experience change the circuitry of the brain, but new research reveals that life experience alters the brain’s genetic expression. And, such change in gene expression can be passed along to our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.”

Learn more about this research and its significance for the vital place that a committed relationship and walk with Christ can make in overcoming destructive habits and addictions :