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Military Veterans with History of Heavy Alcohol Use More Likely to Seek Treatment

(11/6/2012)

Military Veterans with History of Heavy Alcohol Use More Likely to Seek Treatment, Report Better Overall Health
American Public Health Association

October 29, 2012

According to the National Institutes of Health-funded research from the Public Health Institute’s Alcohol Research Group, 29 percent of veterans under 50 years old who reported a long history of heavy alcohol use sought treatment for alcohol dependence compared with just 17 percent of their civilian counterparts. Among these younger men who continued to drink heavily into their 30s, civilians were more than twice as likely (35 percent) to report current depression than veterans (15 percent).  The research also found that younger veterans who report a history of heavy drinking in their 30s reported better overall health and less depression than veterans who did not report heavy drinking in their 30s.

View the full article here: http://www.apha.org/about/news/pressreleases/2012/military+veterans+presentation.htm


Keywords: military, veterans, alcohol use, treatment, better health



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