Chronic Ingestion Techniques for the Production of Physical Dependence on Ethanol

  • John L. Falk
  • Herman H. Samson
  • Maisy Tang
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 35)


The study of ethyl alcohol abuse by man would be aided if animals could be induced to abuse alcohol in a like fashion. The history of attempts over the last few decades to produce a set of conditions which results in the oral overindulgence of alcohol has been rather disappointing. Transient large or sustained moderate intake increases have been demonstrated. However, no chronic, oral overindulgence model has emerged in which animals maintain high blood ethanol levels leading to physical dependence indices unequivocally attributable to the elevated ethanol intake.


Liquid Diet Ethanol Consumption Alcohol Withdrawal Ethanol Intake Physical Dependence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John L. Falk
    • 1
  • Herman H. Samson
    • 1
  • Maisy Tang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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