Accession Number : ADA134897

Title :   Research on Alcohol Abuse and Rehabilitation in the U. S. Navy,


Personal Author(s) : Kolb,D ; Gunderson,E K E

PDF Url : ADA134897

Report Date : Jun 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Special treatment programs for alcoholism and alcohol abuse were established for naval personnel after federal legislation was enacted in 1970-1971. Four types of rehabilitation programs are now available: centers (non-medical residential), services (medical residential), drydocks or Counseling and Assistance Centers (short-term residential or outpatient), and the Navy Alcohol Safety Action Program (after-hours educational program). Survey methods have been used extensively in the Navy to study alcohol use and abuse patterns. The method of choice, however, is prospective cohort analysis using special historical files containing hospitalization and personnel data as well as data pertaining to alcohol history and treatment. This epidemiologic approach facilitates establishing etiological or causal relationships, identifying risk factors for alcoholism and alcohol abuse incidence, and evaluating rehabilitation program effectiveness. Major studies at the Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, utilizing this data system are described and evaluated.

Descriptors :   *Alcoholism, *Rehabilitation, Naval personnel, History, Medical research, Health surveys, Therapy, Indicators

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE