Accession Number:

ADA527178

Title:

Department of Defense Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Active Duty Military Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST (RTI) RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

Report Date:

2009-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

678.0

Abstract:

This report presents findings from the 2008 Department of Defense DoD Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Active Duty Military Personnel HRB Survey, conducted by RTI International RTI of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. It describes trends in substance use between 1980 and 2008, health behaviors related to selected Healthy People 2010 objectives Department of Health and Human Services DHHS, 2000a, 2000b, mental health and mental health service utilization, progress toward achieving health-related goals set forth by DoD, and the relationships between combat exposure and deployment and substance use and mental health. For this report, substance use includes use of alcohol, illicit drugs illegal drugs or prescription drugs used without a doctors prescription, in greater amounts than prescribed, or in order to get high, and tobacco cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, pipes, and cigars. Indicators of mental health include the need for further depression evaluation, serious psychological distress, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD, considering or attempting suicide, possible traumatic brain injury TBI, and physical or sexual abuse.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE