Alcohol Abuse Is No Laughing Matter

The returning vet who's become a drunk is a recurring, if sad, stereotype. But until recently there wasn't much data on the problem.

Late last year the Naval Health Research Center published a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association that shows the problem is not a myth.


Data from the Millennium Cohort Study showed that Reserve and National Guard personnel and younger service members who deploy with reported combat exposures are, in fact, at increased risk of new-onset heavy weekly drinking, binge drinking, and alcohol-related problems.

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