Polydipsia-induced alcohol dependency in rats: a reexamination

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Science  06 Feb 1976:
Vol. 191, Issue 4226, pp. 482-483
DOI: 10.1126/science.942801


Seven Holtzman rats were kept on a polydipsia-induced schedule of alcohol consumption for 3 months in a replication of a 1972 study by Falk and colleagues. Contrary to their results, there was no evidence of alcoholism.