Addiction is a Genetic Issue: Robert Downey Jr and Son
Robert Downey Jr battled addiction his whole life, spiraling out of control when he became famous. He faced his addiction and entered rehab twice but is aware it is an ongoing battle and daily struggle. But Downey is not the only one in his family to deal with addiction. His 20-year-old son, Indio Downey, was recently arrested for cocaine possession. Robert Downey Jr acknowledges and accepts the fact that his son faces problems with drugs because of his genes.
Downey is aware that addiction is a genetic issue. However, most people are not. Just like many health or mental diseases, genetics plays a big role in whether or not one has problems with addiction. It is important to recognize addiction in your family in order to prevent dealing with the disease yourself. Robert Downey Jr and Indio can now find support in each other in dealing with this disease.