Accession Number:

ADA276684

Title:

An Overview of Alcohol Use Abuse, and Alcoholism

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Alcohol is a drug with potentially devastating effects on the human body. While no less dangerous than many illegal drugs, society has accepted alcohols negative consequences. Growing evidence, however, indicates that alcohol abuse and alcoholism jeopardize our economic base through a loss of human resources with a potentially negative long term impact on our nations security. Increased corporate and governmental focus on prevention and rehabilitation has resulted. This paper provides a history of alcohol use and abuse, discusses the characteristics of alcohol, and examines the economic costs to American society. The process of abuser identification and treatment programs available in the military and civilian workforce are reviewed. Observations and recommendations are provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE