CADCA Conversations: Putting Research Into Action


Wednesday, January 17 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET


This webinar is part of a series entitled Conversations: Putting Research Into Action by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

The conversation will be with Dr. Brant P. Hasler as we discuss his article entitled, “Eveningness and Later Sleep Timing Are Associated with Greater Risk for Alcohol and Marijuana Use in Adolescence: Initial Findings from the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence Study.” The article was featured in the June 2017 edition of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. Dr. Hasler is involved with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

Article Introduction: “Abundant cross-sectional evidence links eveningness (a preference for later sleep–wake timing) and increased alcohol and drug use among adolescents and young adults. However, longitudinal studies are needed to examine whether eveningness is a risk factor for subsequent alcohol and drug use, particularly during adolescence, which is marked by parallel peaks in eveningness and risk for the onset of alcohol use disorders. This study examined whether eveningness and other sleep characteristics were associated with concurrent or subsequent substance involvement in a longitudinal study of adolescents.” 

Highlights: At baseline, greater eveningness was associated with greater at-risk alcohol use, greater bingeing, and past-year use of marijuana. Later weekday and weekend bedtimes, but not weekday or weekend sleep duration, showed similar associations across the 3 substance outcomes at baseline.

Following a presentation by Dr. Hasler, CADCA's Evaluation and Research team will ask a few questions about the article's implications for coalition work and will allow webinar participants to ask questions as well. The webinar will be recorded and made available online following the interview.

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