Lapse to Drink or Not

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Lapse to drink or not In reading this article about early lapse to drinking and smoking among individuals I learned valuable information. Although there wasn’t as much psychological definition or terms explained in this articles; I felt that the two authors did an excellent job at portraying the reason for when, why, and how people who smoked and drank lapsed or relapsed according to different situations. In the beginning of the article the authors talk about how challenging concurrent treatment poses unique challenges for users. Due to withdraw both substances cause problems that may impede the treatment process. The author stated that when one substance alcohol or smoking becomes a conditioned stimulus the other substance gives the user a craving for one or the other or both. In the first example or experiment spoken about in the article, the author spoke of a meta-analysis of 11 randomly controlled trials on patients or users of substances. From this study it proved that those who received some sort of treatment were 25 % more likely to have extended periods of abstinence that those who didn’t receive any tobacco related treatment at all. When examining the lapse or relapsing of those aiming to quit drinking or smoking it is important to find out the extent of certain changes of variables associated with the initial lapse rather than focusing on traditional individual traits. Secondly the experimenters wanted to focus on the events that led up to the certain lapse or relapsing of current patients in treatment. This allows researchers to determine and explore all angles associated with alcohol and smoking lapses. Although many experiments are controlled or done very carefully the results of said experiments are still subject to mistakes or errors and some have been known to be inaccurate. In regards to PA which is the positive affect, lower levels of PA…...

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