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Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Risk For Adolescent Substance Abuse

Brant P. Hasler, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology. He is the PI of multiple NH research grants. These investigate changing adolescent sleep patterns, late bedtimes, early arising and consequent increased risk for substance abuse. Dr. Hasler is both a researcher and a clinician/mentor. Dr. Hasler’s “three-phase” research investigations involve home/school physiological monitoring, sleep studies as well as clinical interventions to change these patterns.

Released: 1/8/20

References:Hasler, Brant P, Soehner, Adriane M, Clark, Duncan B: Circadian rhythms and risk for substance use disorders in adolescence. Current Opinion Psychiatry, 2014, 27:000-000

Logan, Ryan W, Hasler, Brant P, Forbes, Erica E et.al: Impact of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms on Addiction Vulnerability in Adolescents: Biological Psychiatry, June 15, 2018; 83:987-996 www.sobp.org/journal

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