research project


Light to fight addiction

Our aim

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) patients often suffer from disturbed sleep-wake patterns, and may experience challenges related to their self-control. As sleep problems, circadian misalignment, and reduced self-control have been implicated to increase alcohol consumption, this may lead to a negative spiral.The key objective of the current field study is to test the effectiveness of an integrative lighting intervention to support sleep and increase self-control among AUD patients in ambulant care, and, in turn, stabilize and/or reduce alcohol consumption and craving.

TU/e researchers involved

Project coordinator: Karin Smolders

PhD students involved:

Other non-TU/e researchers involved:

  • Novadic-Kentron
  • Jellinek/Arkin
  • Signify
  • Utrecht University

Project funded by: NWO ZonMW Offroad

Time-frame: 3/1/2018 - 8/3/2019