Reward and relief craving tendencies in patients with alcohol use disorders: results from the PREDICT study.

@article{GlcknerRist2013RewardAR,
  title={Reward and relief craving tendencies in patients with alcohol use disorders: results from the PREDICT study.},
  author={Angelika Gl{\"o}ckner-Rist and Tagrid Lem{\'e}nager and Karl Mann},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={
          1532-40
        }
}
BACKGROUND Previous research suggests that patients' tendencies toward either reward or relief craving are distinct continuous factorial dimensions of craving for alcohol. According to these tendencies patients with alcohol use disorders (AUD) might also be allocated into distinct subgroups. In personalized treatment, patients of such different subgroups might respond differently to various psychotherapeutic and pharmacological interventions aimed at relapse prevention. OBJECTIVES To… CONTINUE READING

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