A City Guide To Honghu for Two commonly cited reasons for having that first drink of alcohol are curiosity and sociability e.g. Morrison and Plant , but curiosity, unlike sociability, is unlikely to be cited as the reason for continued use. For most people, drinking does not become a problem; much research is conducted to distinguish individuals who maintain safe levels of drinking from those who develop problem drinking. The main aspects considered are n Genetics and family history of alcohol abuse children of problem drinkers are more likely to develop problem drinking than children of non-problem drinkers e.g. Heather and Robertson Evidence is inconclusive as parent?child drinking tendencies could also be socialised see below, although adoptee studies support evidence of heredity to an extent. A City Guide To Honghu 2016.