For the first time, research on implicit cognitive processes relevant for the understanding of addictive behaviors and their prevention or treatment is brought together in one volume! The Handbook of Implicit Cognition and Addiction features the work of an internationally renowned group of contributing North American and European authors who draw together developments in basic research on implicit cognition with recent developments in addiction research. Editors Reinout W. Wiers and Alan W. Stacy examine recent findings from a variety of disciplines including basic memory and experimental psychology, experimental psychopathology, emotion, and neurosciences.

Implicit Cognition and Cross-Addictive Behaviors

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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