Brief description of the Project:
This project aims to localise genes that contribute to variation in heavy
drinking and alcohol and tobacco dependence risk, using twins, registered
with the Australian Twin Registry who have previously participated in
diagnostic interview surveys conducted by our group. Spouses of these twins
who themselves have also participated in diagnostic interviews will also be
included. Participants will be screened for eligibility, invited to
participate in a diagnostic interview and asked to provide a blood sample.