Verbal learning and memory in alcohol abusers and polysubstance abusers with concurrent alcohol abuse

  title={Verbal learning and memory in alcohol abusers and polysubstance abusers with concurrent alcohol abuse},
  author={Mark W. Bondi and A I Drake and Igor Grant},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society},
  pages={319 - 328}
  • M. Bondi, A. Drake, I. Grant
  • Published 1 July 1998
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
To define the combined effects of drug and alcohol abuse on verbal learning and memory, 70 alcoholic and 80 polysubstance abuse (PSA) individuals with concurrent alcohol abuse were compared on a list learning task, the California Verbal Learning Test (CVLT). Despite demonstrating similar learning strategies, response styles, and error patterns, the PSA group nonetheless exhibited significantly greater recall deficits than the alcoholic group on the CVLT. These deficits were particularly evident… 
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