Accession Number:

ADA093779

Title:

Highlights from the Worldwide Survey of Nonmedical Drug Use and Alcohol Use Among Military Personnel: 1980.

Descriptive Note:

Final Rept.,

Corporate Author:

BURT ASSOCIATES INC BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-11-14

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

This survey report provides a comprehensive, detailed and accurate estimate of the prevalence of drug and alcohol use among the active duty military population as well as information on the physical, social and work-related consequences of drug and alcohol use in the subject population. It was found that abuse correlates generally with younger age, being unmarried, lower educational attainment, and being male. The drug most commonly used is alcohol followed by cannabis, amphetamines, cocaine, and hallucinogenes. Phencyclidine and heroin were found to be th least used drugs. Nineteen percent of the junior enlisted men reported being high on drugs while working at some time during the previous year while 15 said they have been drunk while working sometime during the year. However, overall and with the exception of cannabis use, drug use in the military population has shown a decline since 1974, the year of the last worldwide survey. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE