Difficulties in emotion regulation and impulse control in recently abstinent alcoholics compared with social drinkers.

@article{Fox2008DifficultiesIE,
  title={Difficulties in emotion regulation and impulse control in recently abstinent alcoholics compared with social drinkers.},
  author={Helen C. Fox and Kwang-ik Adam Hong and Rajita Sinha},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={388-94}
}
BACKGROUND Early abstinence from chronic alcohol dependence is associated with increased emotional sensitivity to stress-related craving as well as changes in brain systems associated with stress and emotional processing. The aim of the current study was to examine potential difficulties in emotion regulation during early alcohol abstinence using the recently validated Difficulties of Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS). METHOD Recently abstinent treatment-seeking alcohol abusers (n=50) completed… CONTINUE READING

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