Trends in binge and heavy drinking, alcohol-related problems, and combat exposure in the U.S. military.

@article{Bray2013TrendsIB,
  title={Trends in binge and heavy drinking, alcohol-related problems, and combat exposure in the U.S. military.},
  author={Robert M. Bray and Janice M Brown and Jason E Williams},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 10},
  pages={799-810}
}
Population-based Department of Defense health behavior surveys were examined for binge and heavy drinking among U.S. active duty personnel. From 1998-2008, personnel showed significant increases in heavy drinking (15% to 20%) and binge drinking (35% to 47%). The rate of alcohol-related serious consequences was 4% for nonbinge drinkers, 9% for binge drinkers, and 19% for heavy drinkers. Personnel with high combat exposure had significantly higher rates of heavy (26.8%) and binge (54.8%) drinking… CONTINUE READING
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