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Description/Abstract

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.

Original Citation

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

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Alcohol, Veterans, Social norms, Alcohol, Brief intervention

Subject

Alcohol; Social norms

Portfolio

Government and Community Services

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Summer 8-17-2012

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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