Stress and conflict conditions leading to and maintaining voluntary alcohol consumption in rats.

@article{Caplan1986StressAC,
  title={Stress and conflict conditions leading to and maintaining voluntary alcohol consumption in rats.},
  author={M A Caplan and K Puglisi},
  journal={Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior},
  year={1986},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={271-80}
}
Four experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of unavoidable shock, conflict conditions, taste, and food deprivation on the voluntary consumption of alcohol by rats. Experiment 1 showed that when rats were given unavoidable shocks for one hour every day, those living in their home cages consumed greater amounts of a 5% ethanol solution than did rats living in the shock chambers. Experiment 2 revealed that this increased alcohol consumption was maintained and further elevated when… CONTINUE READING

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