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Description/Abstract

This study compares attitudes towards employment and service-connected disabilities among substance using and non-using veterans. In practice, veterans place a high value on being employed, regardless of whether they use substances; however, veterans who used substances were more likely to express fear of losing disability benefits if they became employed. In policy, state-level agencies and programs might work with counseling centers to determine the most productive ways to address the specific employment needs of veterans with disabilities and/or substance use issues. Suggestions for future study include sampling larger populations on a randomized basis to ensure that the results found here are geographically and demographically generalizable, as well as including more diverse racial populations.

Original Citation

Meshberg-Cohen, S., Reid-Quiñones, K., Black, A. C., & Rosen, M. I. (2014). Veterans' attitudes toward work and disability compensation: Associations with substance abuse. Addictive Behaviors, 39(2), 445–448. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.09.005

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Benefits and Compensation | Disability Studies | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Substance Abuse and Addiction

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Employment, Disability, Substance abuse, Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Benefits, Research brief

Subject

People with disabilities--Employment; Substance abuse; Veterans--Employment

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Fall 10-24-2014

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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