Hazardous alcohol use and treatment outcome in male combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.

@article{Steindl2003HazardousAU,
  title={Hazardous alcohol use and treatment outcome in male combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Stanley R Steindl and Ross McD. Young and Mark Creamer and David Crompton},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={27-34}
}
The relationship between alcohol problems and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) remains unclear. Six hundred and eight combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD were assessed for PTSD symptoms and alcohol problems prior to group cognitive-behavioral treatment. They were reassessed 3 and 9 months after treatment. Participants were classified into low-risk and hazardous drinkers at each time point. Drinking status at intake did not predict PTSD symptoms at intake or follow-up. However, drinking… CONTINUE READING

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