Traumatic military service experience can lead to increased alcohol consumption among veterans, who may use alcohol as a form of self-medication. Veterans with a psychiatric disorder or traumatic brain injury are more likely than nonveterans to be daily drinkers. Non-combat and combat veterans without a PD or TBI are less likely than nonveterans to be daily drinkers.
military service, veterans, alcohol, alcohol consumption
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The authors thank Megan Ray and Shannon Monnat for edits on an earlier version of this brief.
London, Andrew S.; Wilmoth, Janet M.; Oliver, William J.; and Hausauer, Jessica A., "The Influence of Military Service Experiences on Current and Daily Drinking" (2020). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 23.
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