Cue-exposure to alcohol-associated stimuli reduces autonomic reactivity, but not craving and anxiety, in dependent drinkers.

@article{McCusker1995CueexposureTA,
  title={Cue-exposure to alcohol-associated stimuli reduces autonomic reactivity, but not craving and anxiety, in dependent drinkers.},
  author={Christopher G. McCusker and Keith Brown},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={1995},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={319-27}
}
A controlled trial was conducted of cue-exposure with dependent drinkers in treatment. All subjects were engaged in an insight-oriented therapy programme, and responses to an alcohol-associated, compared with a neutral, stimulus were assessed at the beginning and end of treatment. Compared with a control group, which did not receive intervening cue-exposure sessions, subjects who received such interventions manifested reductions in heart rate, salivation and arousal responses to the alcohol… CONTINUE READING

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