Sleep Linked to Adolescent & Young Adult Alcohol Use

Sleep Linked to Adolescent & Young Adult Alcohol Use

A new paper published in Alcohol Research: Current Reviews (2024) found that published studies support the conclusion that a range of sleep/circadian characteristics during adolescence and young adulthood predicts the development of alcohol use and/or alcohol-related problems.

While studies specifically examining improvements in sleep as reducing drinking behavior are lacking, the current findings suggest that strategies to improve sleep quality and quantity among young people may help in preventing alcohol use consumption.

Substance use prevention specialists should target sleep as a potential factor for influencing alcohol use among adolescents and young adults.

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