Drinking motives, alcohol expectancies and alexithymia in young adult social drinkers

Michael Lyvers, Olivia Simons, Amelia Hayes, Fred Arne Thorberg

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Abstract

The present study examined alexithymia, drinking motives and alcohol expectancies in a non-clinical sample of 100 young adults aged 18-30 years. Those with alexithymia scored higher on measures of coping motives for drinking and affective change expectancies than those without alexithymia. The findings suggest that people with alexithymia are more likely not only to drink to cope, but also to experience feelings of intensified negative mood after drinking, compared to people without alexithymia even when both groups show similar levels of drinking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-47
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Substance Use
Volume19
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Lyvers, Michael ; Simons, Olivia ; Hayes, Amelia ; Thorberg, Fred Arne. / Drinking motives, alcohol expectancies and alexithymia in young adult social drinkers. In: Journal of Substance Use. 2014 ; Vol. 19, No. 1-2. pp. 44-47.
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In: Journal of Substance Use, Vol. 19, No. 1-2, 2014, p. 44-47.

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