Naltrexone persistently reduces rats' intake of a palatable alcoholic beverage.

  title={Naltrexone persistently reduces rats' intake of a palatable alcoholic beverage.},
  author={L R Gardell and Christopher L Hubbell and L D Reid},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  volume={20 3},
Rats were given 30 days of opportunity to take a sweetened alcoholic beverage and water for 2 hr/day. At first, they took little alcohol, but subsequently took, on average, 2.3 g/kg of alcohol/daily session. They also took sufficient water, during the 2-hr period, to maintain their health and to steadily gain weight. At the end of the 30 days, they were divided into four groups so that their intakes of alcohol were similar. All groups continued on the daily regimen, but each group received… CONTINUE READING

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