This brief is about the relation between perceptions of veterans' use of alcohol and their actual consumption and dependence upon alcohol. In policy and practice, health professionals should offer resources to veterans for alcohol misuse, such as interventions, and the VHA should continue its alcohol misuse screening. Policymakers should work with healthcare providers to create alcohol misuse screenings for veterans. Suggestions for future research include studying the sample over time, studying a broader and more representative sample, and studying the effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions across different groups within the population.
Aldridge-Gerry, A., Cucciare, M. A., Ghaus, S., & Ketroser, N. (2012). Do normative perceptions of drinking relate to alcohol use in U.S. military veterans presenting to primary care? Addictive Behaviors, 37(7), 776–782. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.02.017
Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Substance Abuse and Addiction
Alcohol, Veterans, Social norms, Alcohol, Brief intervention
Alcohol; Social norms
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Do Normative Perceptions of Drinking Relate to Alcohol Use in U.S. Military Veterans Presenting to Primary Care?"" (2012). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 310.
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