This is the outline for the intro to my paper. I need reputable cited information on the following. I also have some journal articles that I would like to be included in this on some caffeine/alcohol research.
The title of my paper is: The Reinforcing Effects of Saccharin and Caffeine on Oral Ethanol Self-Administration in Female C57BL/6J Mice
Intro (funnel method)
Broad – Public health info about caffeine, alcohol, and combo
· Caffeine use
· Alcohol use
· Combo history (Caffeine and alcohol) – 2000’s
o Four Loko?
· FDA steps in
· Research comes out
o What are the conclusions so far for combo of two
o Caff reinforcement enhancement (Sheppard)
o Caffeine self-admin (Bradley)
o Caffeine and drugs (other articles we’ve read)
o Caffeine and cocaine (other articles we’ve read)
o Caffeine and alcohol
§ Different paradigms
§ DID (drinking in the dark)
§ Binge vs Acute
§ Acute vs Chronic
§ Age difference
o How are we doing it differently?
§ Motivation in an acute period of time
§ How hard will they work for alcohol
§ Motivation via operant learning
§ Not binge (amount of liquid they’re ingesting)
§ Will caffeine enhance motivation to ingest alcohol?
Narrow – Specific to our study about caffeine and alcohol