Accession Number : ADA493267


Title :   Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Problems Before and After Military Combat Deployment


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Jacobson, Isabel G ; Ryan, Margaret A ; Hooper, Tomoko I ; Smith, Tyler C ; Amoroso, Pail J ; Boyko, Edward J ; Gackstetter, Gary D ; Wells, Timothy S ; Bell, Nicole S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a493267.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : Concern has grown over the health of US service members returning from deployment in support of the way Afghanistan. High rates of alcohol misuse after deployment have been reported among personnel returning from past conflict focusing on alcohol misuse after returning from the current conflicts are lacking. The Millennium Cohort Study is a population-based longitudinal study designed to evaluate any long-term effect. Our analyses included 48 481 participants with complete outcome and demographic data who also completed both baseline surveys. Outcomes were new-onset of heavy weekly drinking potential binge drinking and other alcohol-related problems. Men and women who were deployed and reported combat exposures were significantly more likely to experience alcohol outcomes compared with nondeployed personnel. Deployment with combat-related exposures appears to increase the risk of new-onset of heavy weekly drinking and other alcohol-related problems. Continued prospective analyses of these data are essential to understand how influence short- and long-term alcohol use patterns.


Descriptors :   *ALCOHOLISM , MILITARY PERSONNEL , WARFARE , SURVEYS , CONFLICT , ALCOHOLS , REPRINTS , DEPLOYMENT


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE