Impulsivity as a determinant and consequence of drug use: a review of underlying processes.

@article{Wit2009ImpulsivityAA,
  title={Impulsivity as a determinant and consequence of drug use: a review of underlying processes.},
  author={Harriet de Wit},
  journal={Addiction biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={22-31}
}
Impulsive behaviors are closely linked to drug use and abuse, both as contributors to use and as consequences of use. Trait impulsivity is an important determinant of drug use during development, and in adults momentary 'state' increases in impulsive behavior may increase the likelihood of drug use, especially in individuals attempting to abstain. Conversely, acute and chronic effects of drug use may increase impulsive behaviors, which may in turn facilitate further drug use. However, these… CONTINUE READING
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