Is behavioral tolerance learned?

  title={Is behavioral tolerance learned?},
  author={Muriel Vogel-Sprott},
  journal={Alcohol health and research world},
  volume={21 2},
Both scientific and anecdotal evidence indicates that social drinkers can develop resistance (i.e., behavioral tolerance) to alcohol's impairing effects over time. Although repeated exposure to alcohol is thought to explain tolerance development on a physiological level, the acquisition of behavioral tolerance appears to involve additional factors. In particular, learned associations between a drinker's behavior following alcohol consumption and the subsequent consequences may play an important… CONTINUE READING