Cognitive Predictors of Alcohol Involvement and Alcohol Consumption–Related Consequences in a Sample of Drunk-Driving Offenders

@article{Scheier2008CognitivePO,
  title={Cognitive Predictors of Alcohol Involvement and Alcohol Consumption–Related Consequences in a Sample of Drunk-Driving Offenders},
  author={Lawrence Matthew Scheier and Sandra C. Lapham and Janet C’de Baca},
  journal={Substance Use \& Misuse},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={2089 - 2115}
}
Motivational theories of alcohol involvement emphasize a wide range of cognitive factors as precursors to “heavy” or high-risk drinking. Central to this consideration has been expectancies, drinking urges, triggers, and situational cues, all of which can synergistically or independently stimulate drinking. Unfortunately, empirical studies have scrutinized low-level or moderate drinkers drawn from the general population, and less is known about the role of cognitive factors as precursors to high… 

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