National Guard, Reserve Troops Hit by Alcohol Abuse
A study published in today's Journal of the American Medical Association found that National Guard and Reserve troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to develop drinking problems than active-duty soldiers. The increased rates of alcohol abuse among Guard and Reserve members might be because they receive less training and support services, according to the report.
- "After Combat, Citizen Soldiers Turning to Alcohol" (Johnson, AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 8/12).
- "Alcohol Abuse Rises Among U.S. Combat Veterans-Study" (Reuters, 8/12).