Accession Number : ADA130657

Title :   A Research Perspective on Drug and Alcohol Use in the Army.

Descriptive Note : Scientific manuscript,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC DIV OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY

Personal Author(s) : Sodetz,Frank J

PDF Url : ADA130657

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Drug/alcohol use by enlisted personnel is considered in terms of its effects on interpersonal bonds in small groups of soldiers. As documented in Boys in the Barracks, life for unmarried enlisted troops in the early 1970s was fragmented and isolated; in such conditions, drug and alcohol use offered simple means for creating social support, with potentially disruptive effects on combat effectiveness.

Descriptors :   *Alcoholism, *Drug users, Army, Army personnel, Army research, Medical research, Enlisted personnel

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE