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Human health sciences : Pharmacy, pharmacology & toxicology
Interoceptive Awareness, Tension Reduction Expectancies and Self-Reported Drinking Behavior
Schmidt, Alexander F. mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)]
Eulenbruch, Tim [LWL Clin Dortmund, Dept Gen Psychiat 2, Dortmund, Germany.]
Langer, Clara [Univ Bonn, Dept Psychol Social & Legal Psychol, D-53111 Bonn, Germany.]
Banger, Markus [LVR Clin Bonn, Dept Subst Abuse Disorders & Psychotherapy, Bonn, Germany.]
Oxford Univ Press
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[en] Aims: Recent accounts have suggested the involvement of interoceptive processes in consumption behavior for alcohol and other drugs. However, there is a paucity of empirical support for a direct association with physiologically assessed individual differences in interoceptive awareness (IA). The current research explored this postulated link and examined the interplay with positive outcome expectancies of alcohol consumption. Method: IA of alcohol-dependent adult in- and outpatients was measured with an objective electrocardiogram heart rate tracking task. Tension reduction expectancies (TRE) and drinking compulsions/obsessions were assessed with self-report questionnaires. Results: No direct associations of IA with drinking compulsions/obsessions were found. However, IA and TRE interacted as predictors of drinking compulsions and drinking obsessions. Conclusion: The results corroborate the suggestion that neglect of bodily feedback might be a maintaining factor for drinking behavior.

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