Behavioral Mechanisms Underlying the Link Between Smoking and Drinking

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About the Course:

This article reviews the mechanisms that may underlie alcohol and tobacco dependence. Both drugs have been suggested to have anxiety-reducing and antidepressant effects that may influence use. Impulsivity and sensation seeking may also influence a person’s initial explorations with both substances.


Hilary J. Little, Ph.D.

Hilary J. Little, Ph.D., is a professor of psychopharmacology and heads the Drug Dependence Unit, Psychology Department, Durham University, Durham, U.K.

Course Objectives:

  1. to learn more about the actions of alcohol and nicotine on brain chemical systems

  2. to become familiar with how the two drugs may interact

  3. to understand how alcohol and tobacco use may be influenced by behavioral/personality factors

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Course Number: 100118
Total Credit Hours: 2cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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