Effects of Alcohol on the Military
We often ask the men and women in our military to make great sacrifices. With this sacrifice comes stress, trauma, and, even worse, PTSD. Although illicit drug use is lower among U.S. military personnel than among civilians, heavy alcohol and tobacco use, and especially prescription drug abuse, are much more prevalent and are on the rise, especially among those who’ve seen combat.
Unfortunately, the stigma and shame of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) in the military remains high and many who need help are not seeking it out.
The stats on the effects of alcohol on the military are conclusive. See the numbers below:
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