Obsessive Compulsive Disorder runs rampant in my family on both sides. People in our family have had it for so long, that back when they started to show symptoms, they weren't even aware of what Obsessive Compulsive Disorder was yet. Another disease that runs rampant in our family, is alcoholism. I come from an Irish Catholic family, and our family doesn't really talk to each other about medical issues, especially ones surrounding mental illness and addiction. It's sort of viewed as weak, which is extremely sad. I think we could all benefit from talking to each other more so that we could all relate and help one another. Anywho, I think a lot of the reasoning behind alcoholism being so prevalent, is because it's a way to self-medicate the OCD symptoms that people are experiencing. I've always stayed away from alcohol because I knew I had a predisposition for becoming an alcoholic.