Accession Number : ADA166720


Title :   Alcoholism and Familial Abuse: Enhancement of Quality Force Programs Using a Companion-Problem Approach


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Juhas, Andrew M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a166720.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 62


Abstract : Alcoholism and familial abuse (child physical and sexual abuse and spouse abuse) hurt Air Force readiness and mission accomplishment. The Air Force needs better means of problem identification and treatment to counter these effects. Over 60 articles from current social science literature were examined to see if persons with existent alcohol or familial abuse problems constituted groups at significantly greater risk to have, or develop, the other of those two problems, than persons in the problem-free element of the general population. Findings suggested from 12 to 85 percent of familial abusers being at risk for alcohol abuse, and alcoholics being at enhanced risk for abuse of their spouses. A survey of Air Force Family Advocacy Officers found that while screenig of familial abusers for alcoholism does occur, it may be ineffective and done without a theoretical understanding of why it is necessary. Air Force-wide screening of, and education about, these risk populations was recommended.


Descriptors :   *FAMILY MEMBERS , *ALCOHOLISM , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , AIR FORCE , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , OPERATIONAL READINESS , POPULATION , IDENTIFICATION , QUALITY , DOCUMENTS , SOCIAL SCIENCES


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE