Is There a Daily Rhythm in Alcohol Craving and Does it Vary by Circadian Timing?

      Increasing evidence implicates circadian rhythms in alcohol use; however, the role of circadian factors in alcohol craving has received scant attention. Prior research suggests a daily rhythm in alcohol craving, but more research directly modeling this rhythm is needed. Moreover, people with later circadian timing consume more alcohol, but also have blunted rhythms in other reward related phenomena (i.e., positive affect). Altogether, it remains unclear whether there is a daily rhythm in alcohol craving and whether it varies by circadian timing.
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