Can addiction be a learned behavior?

Police arrested a 14-year-old girl for bringing a vodka-filled water bottle to a Nashua sporting event. During intake, the Dad acknowledged his wife has an alcohol problem. He feared his daughter was following the same path. Her contract included a substance abuse assessment, which revealed that an education group would be helpful, as she was not yet addicted. We linked them with AA and Alanon for support and enrolled the daughter in our Counseling Program to address her high-risk behavior.