One stumptail and four rhesus monkeys were given free access to solutions of ethyl alcohol (increasing from 7% to 20% v/v) for 22 days. A subsequent 6 days without alcohol produced a significant increase in alcohol consumption when it was first made available again. Such an “alcohol-deprivation effect” is similar to that previously seen with rats. Unlike the rats, the monkeys frequently appeared to drink to intoxication.
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Sinclair, J.D. The alcohol-deprivation effect in monkeys. Psychon Sci 25, 21–22 (1971). https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03335836
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