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Brian D. Ostafin & Tibor P. Palfai

In: Handbook of Implicit Cognition and Addiction

Chapter 25: Implicit Cognition and Cross-Addictive Behaviors

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Implicit Cognition and Cross-Addictive Behaviors
Implicit cognition and cross-addictive behaviors

Abstract: Concurrent use of alcohol and tobacco is one of the most common types of cross-addictive behaviors. This chapter proposes that implicit cognition methods can add to the understanding of why alcohol and tobacco use are associated with each other. The first section begins by reviewing the data on the co-occurrence of alcohol and smoking behavior. The second section discusses the cognitive-motivational mechanisms that have been proposed to mediate the association between alcohol and tobacco use. The third section presents theories that incorporate a role for automatic processes in substance use and research that has utilized implicit cognition methods in examining cross-addictive behaviors. Clinical implications of an implicit cognition perspective of cross-substance use are presented in ...

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