Family history of problem drinking is associated with less sensitivity of alcohol demand to a next-day responsibility


OBJECTIVE: Behavioral economic demand curves measure alcohol consumption as a function of price and may capture clinically relevant individual differences in alcohol-reinforcing efficacy. This study used a novel, behavioral-economic, hypothetical demand-curve paradigm to examine the association between family history of alcohol misuse and individual differences in both alcohol demand and the relative sensitivity of alcohol demand to next-day responsibilities.

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Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs