Accession Number : ADA166673


Title :   USAF Alcohol Abuse Control: Does It Meet the Needs of the Military Family?


Descriptive Note : Student rept.,


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Ajas,Hiroshi


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a166673.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 55


Abstract : Alcohol abuse and alcoholism continue to be our most pressing health problems. Not only is the alcoholic debilitated by the 'disease' of alcoholism but also those who are intimately close to him/her--the family. Since alcoholism is a family disease, the goal of Air Force rehabilitation programs should be to treat not only the alcoholic but also his/her family as well. The study analyzes the problem associated with treating the family of the military alcoholic, and also investigates Air Force efforts to identify, educate, and treat the family affected by alcoholism. The study concludes that the Air Force has resources available to take care of the needs of family members dependent/addicted to alcohol, and families of alcoholics. However, there is still room for improvement.


Descriptors :   *FAMILY MEMBERS , *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , *REHABILITATION , *ALCOHOLISM , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , CONTROL , AIR FORCE , HEALTH , DISEASES , PRESSING(FORMING)


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE