Cognitive processes in alcohol binges: a review and research agenda.

  title={Cognitive processes in alcohol binges: a review and research agenda.},
  author={Matt Field and Tim M. Schoenmakers and Reinout W. Wiers},
  journal={Current drug abuse reviews},
  volume={1 3},
Alcohol abuse is associated with a cluster of long-term changes in cognitive processes, as predicted by contemporary models of addiction. In this paper we review evidence which suggests that similar changes may occur during an alcohol binge, and as such they may play an important role in explaining the loss of control over alcohol consumption that occurs during alcohol binges. As a consequence of both acute alcohol intoxication (alcohol 'priming' effects) and exposure to environmental alcohol… CONTINUE READING
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