Differences in Baseline Drinking Behavior between Alcoholics and Normal Drinkers
Behaviour Research and Therapy
Drink preference, sip magnitude, amount of time taken to consume drinks and amount of time between sips were measured for 23 normal drinkers and 26 hospital admitted alcoholics while they consumed up to 16 oz. of 86-proof liquor or its equivalent in an experimental bar-and-lounge environment. The alcoholics as denned in this study ordered more drinks, preferred straight drinks, took larger sips and drank faster, but took a longer time between sips than did the normal drinkers. The utility of baseline drinking measures and the external validity of the results are discussed.
Sobell, M. B.,
Schaefer, H. H.,
Mills, K. C.
(1972). Differences in Baseline Drinking Behavior between Alcoholics and Normal Drinkers. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 10(3), 257-267.
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