An acute psychosocial stressor does not potentiate alcohol cue reactivity in non-treatment-seeking alcoholics.

@article{Thomas2011AnAP,
  title={An acute psychosocial stressor does not potentiate alcohol cue reactivity in non-treatment-seeking alcoholics.},
  author={Suzanne E. Thomas and Patrick K. Randall and Kathleen T. Brady and Ronald Eugene See and David J. Drobes},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={464-73}
}
BACKGROUND Relapse risk factors, such as psychological stress and alcohol cues, are often encountered together. Understanding how they interact has the potential to improve alcoholism treatments. This study was conducted to examine whether an acute psychosocial stressor enhanced alcohol cue reactivity in non-treatment-seeking alcoholics. METHODS Seventy-nine alcohol-dependent individuals (39 women) randomly received either the Trier Social Stress Test or a no-stress control condition. Stress… CONTINUE READING

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