Deficits in behavioural inhibition in substance abuse and addiction: a meta-analysis.

  title={Deficits in behavioural inhibition in substance abuse and addiction: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Janette Louise Smith and Richard P. Mattick and Sharna D. Jamadar and Jaimi Marie Iredale},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
AIMS Deficits in behavioural inhibitory control are attracting increasing attention as a factor behind the development and maintenance of substance dependence. However, evidence for such a deficit is varied in the literature. Here, we synthesised published results to determine whether inhibitory ability is reliably impaired in substance users compared to controls. METHODS The meta-analysis used fixed-effects models to integrate results from 97 studies that compared groups with heavy substance… CONTINUE READING
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