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Alcoholism among military personnel

United States. General Accounting Office

Alcoholism among military personnel

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

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  • United States.
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    • Soldiers -- Alcohol use -- United States.

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      At head of title: 92d Congress, 1st session. Committee print.

      Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States. Prepared for the Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate.
      ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV5151 .A53
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 23 p.
      Number of Pages23
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5389440M
      LC Control Number72600648

      Alcoholism is a term commonly used to describe the medical disorder of alcohol dependence. One study of alcohol treatment outcomes for military personnel found that if one gets through the. Substance Use and Military Life. General Risk of Substance Use Disorders. The stresses of deployments and the unique culture of the military offer both risks and protective factors related to substance use among active duty personnel.1 Deployment is associated with smoking initiation, unhealthy drinking, File Size: KB.

        WASHINGTON - Abusing alcohol and drugs has been part of military culture historically: Troops do it for fun, to ease the stresses of war or to be part of the brotherhood. But a new report says.   Excessive consumption of alcohol (including binge drinking) is a leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. However, little is known about .

      Addiction among professionals is a problem. There are millions of Americans with substance addiction problems. Military Personnel Addiction Information for Military Personnel. Individuals who serve in the military struggle with addiction more often than most people realize. Understanding Drug Abuse and Alcoholism Among Registered Nurses.   Three new studies show active-duty military personnel and veterans are prone to substance abuse, depression and suicide. One study of almost veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan found 39 percent of veterans screened positive for probable alcohol abuse, 3 percent for probable drug use, and 14 percent for probable post-traumatic stress syndrome, HealthDay reports.


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Ames, G., and Cunradi, C. Alcohol use and preventing alcohol-related problems among young adults in the military. Alcohol Research & Health –, Bray, R.M., and Hourani, L.L. Substance use trends among active duty military personnel: Findings from the United States Department of Defense Health Related Behavior Surveys – Get this from a library.

Alcoholism among military personnel, by the Comptroller General of the United States. Prepared for the Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate. [United States. General Accounting Office.; United States.

Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Data for military personnel were obtained from the Department of Defense Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Military Personnel (Bray et al.

The figure accompanying this article highlights military–civilian differences in two types of hazardous drinking among. The military’s alcohol-soaked culture plays out on weekends and on weeknights, in the apartments of noncommissioned officers, where subordinates guzzle.

Military Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders. Stress-related disorders in response to military service have been noted throughout history. Whether labeled “combat fatigue” or “shell shock” or PTSD, there have been consistent reports in the literature documenting that exposure to combat experiences can lead to an impairment of psychological functioning in military personnel (Foa et al Cited by: Alcohol misuse and AUDs are also prevalent among U.S.

military personnel. One-fifth of military personnel were classified as heavy drinkers (consuming 5 or more drinks once a week or more) Alcoholism among military personnel book a. Alcohol and Stress in the Military. among active duty military personnel: Findings from the.

United States Department of Defense Health Related. Behavior Surveys – This special issue advances current research on substance Alcoholism among military personnel book and misuse among military personnel and veterans.

A central theme that ties these works together is the social, structural, and behavioral components of these phenomena over the military-veteran life by: 3. The military is under strict Congressional guidelines and cannot conduct drug testing whenever and wherever it chooses.

false The rate of heavy drinking is lower among military personnel than among society as a whole. Introduction. The families of military personnel are a resilient group of men, women, and children who endure many hardships for their country.

1 Hardships experienced by military families may include adjusting to extended periods of separation from their military family member, facing the uncertainty of when the next separation may occur and how long it will last, and coping with the risk of.

Substance abuse among troops has become a "public health crisis," according to a recent study by the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences. Introduction. Alcohol abuse is a persistent problem in the U.S. military, especially among younger personnel.

Neither ‘zero tolerance’ policies for alcohol abuse nor alcohol deglamorization campaigns have had a marked effect on the prevalence of heavy alcohol use, which has fluctuated around 20% for the entire Department of Defense (DoD) over the past two decades (Bray et al., ).Cited by: Alcohol Abuse (Book): "Alcohol Abuse: Excessive Alcohol Consumption Creates Numerous Health Risks; Moderate Alcohol Consumption Provides Health Benefits; Underage Drinking Leads to Risky Behavior and Alcohol Abuse; Lowering the Legal Drinking Age Could Reduce Alcohol Abuse in Young People; Maintaining the Legal Drinking Age of 21 Helps Prevent Alcohol Abuse; Alcoholism Is a Brain.

Get this from a library. Alcoholism among military personnel by the Comptroller General of the United States. Prepared for the Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate.

[United States. General Accounting Office.; United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Alcoholism in the military is a big problem. Ask any man or woman who serves in a branch of our armed forces, and they will affirm that there is a drinking culture in the military with high expectations.

No matter what your position, title, or unit, it seems that most of the military lifestyle revolves around alcohol.

Consistent with a perceived culture of drinking in military personnel, studies from the United Kingdom (UK) and the US have shown higher alcohol consumption in the military generally, and among Naval personnel [15, 16] compared to civilians.

However, results from US studies in a similar period were inconsistent. A recent surge in suicides among military personnel is _____. caused by a rise in traumatic brain injuries sustained in battle b.

caused by financial and personal problems associated with long deployments c. not well understood and is under investigation d. the result of stigmatization of mental health issues and barriers to obtaining treatment.

Military personnel may also suffer physical and psychological problems during service, which again could be treated with prescription medication. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is common among veterans and, unfortunately, often goes undiagnosed. This can lead to many veterans turning to drugs and alcohol upon leaving the military.

Understanding Substance Use Disorders in the Military. S ubstance use and abuse has long been a concern for the nation, both in and out of the workplace (IOM, ), with consequences that include lost productivity, disease, and premature death. Indeed, it has been estimated that more than one in four deaths in the United States each year can be attributed to the use of alcohol, illicit.

Although alcoholism has always been identifi ed as incompatible with military service, the effects of habitual heavy drink-ing among military personnel are less well understood.

Recent studies have suggested that young single males and those who have undergone particularly stressful experiences are at greatest risk of misusing Size: KB. Background: Scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) led by CAPT Joseph R. Hibbeln, M.D., teamed with researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Md., to analyze a sample of suicide deaths among U.S.

military personnel on active duty between and Binge drinking (drinking on a single occasion ≥5 drinks for men or ≥4 drinks for women) is a common risk behavior among U.S. adults that is associated with many adverse health and social consequences.

However, little is known about binge drinking among active-duty military personnel (ADMP).Cited by: According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: “The prevalence of heavy alcohol use among young military personnel differs markedly from that of civilians in the same age group” And; “Of the young men in all branches of the military, percent engaged in heavy drinking, compared with percent of civilian.