Early ethanol consumption predicts relapse-like behavior in adolescent male rats.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Alcohol abuse disorders emerge over time with repeated consumption of ethanol, but not all ethanol drinkers develop these disorders. There are pre-existing characteristics that indicate which drinkers are most likely to abuse alcohol. Adolescence, novelty seeking, and high stress reactivity are among the characteristics of the most vulnerable… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2008.00631.x

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