My dad was an alcoholic, and died of pancreatic cancer when I was twenty, which, according to the doctors, is often exacerbated by alcoholism. I, like him, get addicted and form habits very easily. Luckily, I've never been tempted to smoke or do drugs, and I didn't like the taste or feeling of alcohol until I was in my twenties, but I'm perfectly capable of forming habits that are damaging in themselves, like staying up all night on the internet a lot (a LOT), or eating really, really excessive amounts of junk food on a daily basis, buying a lot of it in one go and telling myself 'it's for the whole week,' but going home and eating all of it. I'll form habits of really stupid things, like blinking a certain way, and never quite break them - they'll just go a way for a bit but come back, more or less frequently. Now that I like alcohol, I'm worried about drinking more than a glass, ever, just in case I do the same thing as my dad. I would never dare to have a cigarette, or try any drug, even if I wanted to, because I'd be too scared that I'd never be able to stop. Is there anyone else who had an addicted parent who's worried that they'll go the same way? Does anyone have any coping strategies, or words of wisdom?