Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
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ISSN: 2329-6488

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Weston S Kensinger

  • Research Article
    Perceived Positive Reinforcements Experienced by College Students When Combining Alcohol and Energy Drinks
    Author(s): Weston S Kensinger and Amanda L DivinWeston S Kensinger and Amanda L Divin

    Combining alcohol with energy drinks has become a common practice among college students. Although much research has focused on expectancies and/or negative consequences of such use, little has examined possible consequences. Because positive consequences may be more predominant than negative consequences when examining the immediate positive reinforcement of drinking behaviors, the role such reinforcement plays in the formation of alcohol abuse and dependence if unknown. Therefore the purpose of this study was to (1) To explore perceived positive reinforcements (PPRs) experienced by drinkers when consuming alcohol-only and combining alcohol with energy drinks and (2) Investigate relationship between PPRs and quantity of drinks. Methods: A convenience sample of 371, 18-24 year old college students completed an online survey containing demographic questions, .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000110

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