Social interaction with an intoxicated sibling can result in increased intake of ethanol by periadolescent rats.

@article{Hunt2001SocialIW,
  title={Social interaction with an intoxicated sibling can result in increased intake of ethanol by periadolescent rats.},
  author={Pamela S. Hunt and Julianne L. Holloway and Elka M Scordalakes},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={101-9}
}
A novel procedure for enhancing voluntary intake of ethanol in periadolescent rats is described. The procedure is a modification of Galef et al.'s (e.g., Galef, Kennett, & Stein, 1985; Anim Learn Behave 13:25-30) demonstrator-observer procedure. Subjects were Sprague-Dawley rats, 28-35 days of age. The experimental subject (observer) interacted with a same-sex conspecific (demonstrator) previously administered (a) 1.5 g/kg ethanol, (b) an equal volume of water, or (c) 2.1% Sanka coffee… CONTINUE READING

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