A behavioral economic measure of demand for alcohol predicts brief intervention outcomes.

@article{MacKillop2007ABE,
  title={A behavioral economic measure of demand for alcohol predicts brief intervention outcomes.},
  author={James MacKillop and James G. Murphy},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2007},
  volume={89 2-3},
  pages={227-33}
}
Considerable basic and clinical research supports a behavioral economic conceptualization of alcohol and drug dependence. One behavioral economic approach to assess motivation for a drug is the use of demand curves, or quantitative representations of drug consumption and drug-reinforced responding across a range of prices. This study used a hypothetical alcohol purchase task to generate demand curves, and examined whether the resulting demand curve parameters predicted drinking outcomes… CONTINUE READING

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