Alcohol intake in prairie voles is influenced by the drinking level of a peer

Allison M J Anacker, Jennifer Loftis, Andrey Ryabinin

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Abstract

Background: Peer interactions can have important effects on alcohol-drinking levels, in some cases increasing use, and in other cases preventing it. In a previous study, we have established the prairie vole as a model animal for the effects of social relationships on alcohol intake and have observed a correlation of alcohol intake between individual voles housed together as pairs. Here, we investigated this correlated drinking behavior, hypothesizing that 1 animal alters its alcohol intake to match the drinking of its partner. Methods: Adult prairie voles were tested for baseline drinking levels with continuous access to 10% alcohol and water for 4days. In Experiment 1, high alcohol drinkers (>9g/kg/d) were paired with low alcohol drinkers (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1884-1890
Number of pages7
JournalAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

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Keywords

  • Alcohol self-administration
  • Microtus ochrogaster
  • Peer influence
  • Prairie voles
  • Social behavior

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Toxicology

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Alcohol intake in prairie voles is influenced by the drinking level of a peer. / Anacker, Allison M J; Loftis, Jennifer; Ryabinin, Andrey.

In: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Vol. 35, No. 10, 10.2011, p. 1884-1890.

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