Measures of acute tolerance to the impairing effects of alcohol

A. E. Eastwood, Nigel E. Wilson, Rebecca Jenks, Miguel Farias

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Abstract

Acute tolerance refers to the diminished response to alcohol at comparable blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) on the descending versus ascending limbs of the BAC curve following a single dose. 1 Past literature has demonstrated that alcohol induced impairment of psychomotor performance, subjective intoxication and behavioural activation recovers on the descending limb of the BAC curve.1 2 3 This pilot study aimed to establish which behavioural and cognitive measures demonstrate the most impairment recovery on the descending limb of the BAC curve; following the administration of a moderate dose of alcohol (0.65 g/kg). The outcomes will inform further study of acute alcohol tolerance using suitable measures.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventBritish Psychological Society Psychobiology Section Annual Conference - Low Wood Bay Hotel, Windemere, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sep 20154 Sep 2015

Conference

ConferenceBritish Psychological Society Psychobiology Section Annual Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
City Windemere
Period2/09/154/09/15

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Eastwood, A. E., Wilson, N. E., Jenks, R., & Farias, M. (2015). Measures of acute tolerance to the impairing effects of alcohol. Poster session presented at British Psychological Society Psychobiology Section Annual Conference, Windemere, United Kingdom.