Excessive alcohol consumption and dependence on amphetamine are associated with parallel increases in subjective ratings of both 'wanting' and 'liking'.

@article{Willner2005ExcessiveAC,
  title={Excessive alcohol consumption and dependence on amphetamine are associated with parallel increases in subjective ratings of both 'wanting' and 'liking'.},
  author={Paul Willner and Darren K. James and Michael F. Morgan},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2005},
  volume={100 10},
  pages={1487-95}
}
AIM One of the tenets of the incentive sensitization theory of drug addiction is that 'as drugs come to be wanted more and more, they often come to be liked less and less'. The aim of this study was to test whether this assumption holds true. Specifically, the study aimed to test the hypothesis that in non-clinical samples, dependence on amphetamines and excessive alcohol use are associated with increased 'wanting' but decreased 'liking' for the drug. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS In two… CONTINUE READING

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