Accession Number : ADA113797

Title :   The Control of Alcohol Problems in the U.S. Air Force.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Armor,David J ; Orvis,Bruce R ; Carpenter-Huffman,Polly ; Polich,J Michael

PDF Url : ADA113797

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This report is an evaluation of the Air Force's Alcohol Abuse Control Program, aimed at reducing the incidence of alcohol problems and rehabilitating personnel who experience them. Important findings are: (1) Only about 10 percent of Air Force personnel with serious alcohol problems are identified and referred for rehabilitation. (2) The 4-hour Education Seminars--do not have a significant long-term impact on drinking behavior or attitudes toward drinking. (3) Even for more impaired clients, outpatient counseling at local bases works as well as inpatient treatment at regional hospitals and is more cost-effective. (4) For less-impaired clients, the 8-hour Alcohol Awareness Seminars are more cost-effective than outpatient counseling, indicating that efficiency might be enhanced by eliminating Education seminars and increasing Alcohol Awareness Seminars. (5) The importance of identification should be stressed at all command levels and stronger measures taken to overcome the social pressures that work against identification. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Alcoholism, *Rehabilitation, *Air Force personnel, Counseling, Education, Outpatient clinics, Hospitals, Military personnel, Civilian personnel, Comparison, Identification, Attitudes(Psychology), Behavior, Alcohol consumption, Performance(Human), Cost effectiveness, Operational effectiveness, Patients, Air force planning

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE