Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sleep complaints may predict relapse

Alcoholics new in recovery who complain of sleep problems are more likely to relapse, a new study suggests. Published in the December issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, the study assesses a variety of sleep issues related to alcohol. Deirdre A. Conroy, the corresponding author who conducted the research while a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, says that treatment professionals should listen to recovering alcoholics' problematic sleep narratives as red flags for relapse. The reasons for the link are not entirely understood. More.

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