Heavy social drinkers score higher on implicit wanting and liking for alcohol than alcohol-dependent patients and light social drinkers.

@article{Tibboel2015HeavySD,
  title={Heavy social drinkers score higher on implicit wanting and liking for alcohol than alcohol-dependent patients and light social drinkers.},
  author={Helen Tibboel and Jan De Houwer and Adriaan Spruyt and Damien Brevers and Emmanuel Roy and Xavier No{\"e}l},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={48},
  pages={185-91}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Automatic hedonic ("liking") and incentive ("wanting") processes are assumed to play an important role in addiction. Whereas some neurobiological theories suggest that these processes become dissociated when drug use develops into an addiction (i.e., "liking" becomes weaker, whereas "wanting" becomes exaggerated; e.g., Robinson… CONTINUE READING