Attitudes and Behavior of Naval Personnel Concerning Alcohol and Problem Drinking.
Pilot study rept.,
BUREAU OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH INC WASHINGTON D C
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This pilot study was conducted in the Fall of 1972 at the request of the Alcohol Abuse Control Program, Bureau of Naval Personnel, to provide information for the planning of preventive and treatment programs relevant to problem drinking among Naval personnel. This initial study, involving the measurement of attitudes and behavior concerning drinking and problems drinking among 1603 officers and enlisted men at four Naval establishments on the West Coast or in the Pacific, had three principal objectives 1 The selection of a final method of data gathering for a projected large-scale Navy-wide survey. 2 The pilot-testing of various types of content and methods of presentation of issues concerning the sensitive topics of drinking behavior, drinking problems, and opinions about the extent of problem drinking among Naval personnel. 3 The gathering of preliminary data on the prevalence of various types of problems related to drinking.