Accession Number:

ADA113797

Title:

The Control of Alcohol Problems in the U.S. Air Force.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1981-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This report is an evaluation of the Air Forces Alcohol Abuse Control Program, aimed at reducing the incidence of alcohol problems and rehabilitating personnel who experience them. Important findings are 1 Only about 10 percent of Air Force personnel with serious alcohol problems are identified and referred for rehabilitation. 2 The 4-hour Education Seminars--do not have a significant long-term impact on drinking behavior or attitudes toward drinking. 3 Even for more impaired clients, outpatient counseling at local bases works as well as inpatient treatment at regional hospitals and is more cost-effective. 4 For less-impaired clients, the 8-hour Alcohol Awareness Seminars are more cost-effective than outpatient counseling, indicating that efficiency might be enhanced by eliminating Education seminars and increasing Alcohol Awareness Seminars. 5 The importance of identification should be stressed at all command levels and stronger measures taken to overcome the social pressures that work against identification. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE