Alcohol-predictive cues enhance tolerance to and precipitate "craving" for alcohol in social drinkers.

@article{McCusker1990AlcoholpredictiveCE,
  title={Alcohol-predictive cues enhance tolerance to and precipitate "craving" for alcohol in social drinkers.},
  author={Christopher G. McCusker and Keith Brown},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  year={1990},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={494-9}
}
This study attempts to show that tolerance to alcohol is in large part a "learned" response, precipitated by contextual cues predictive of the unconditional drug effect. It also aims to show that the contextual cues integral to such "environment-dependent" tolerance function to increase motivational desire to drink alcohol. Male students (N = 40), drinking on average 10-20 units of alcohol per week, were randomly assigned to one of four groups. Two groups ingested 1.2ml/kg alcohol: one (AL-EXPT… CONTINUE READING

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