Alcoholics' disposition to drink. Effects of abstinence and heavy drinking

F. R. Funderburk, Richard Allen

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The present findings suggest that disposition to drink in alcoholics decreases during periods of enforced abstinence, but can increase dramatically as a result of alcohol consumption. If these effects are general, then the argument for abstinence as an easier therapeutic goal than moderation in alcoholism treatment programs would appear to have some experimental support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-425
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Studies on Alcohol
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1977


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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