Insomnia and Substance Use Disorders
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 17, Number 4, April 2019
Nicholas Rosenlicht, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Founder and served for 15 years as the director of the UCSF-VAMC Mood Disorders Clinic.
Dr. Rosenlicht has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Sleep problems are common in recovery, and they have many causes such as withdrawal states, circadian rhythm disruptions, and a host of psychiatric and medical comorbidities. It’s a two-way street: Insomnia raises the risk of substance misuse, and addiction can cause or worsen sleep problems.