Accession Number : ADA186814

Title :   Alcoholism in the Navy: An Updated Cost Study.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Irby, Katherine A

PDF Url : ADA186814

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : A study to determine the costs incurred by alcohol abuse in the Navy was conducted at four residential alcohol rehabilitation facilities. This study determined cost in six areas: (1) damage to Navy property, (2) loss of work due to drinking patterns, (3) legal and administrative expenses, (4) cost of sick call visits, (5) loss of work due to associated medical problems and (6) cost of residential rehabilitation treatment. Cost of operating the rehabilitation facilities was determined by examining budgets of each facility. All other costs studied were determined by interviewing patients at these facilities. Cost incurred by the Navy because of an individual member's alcohol abuse, savings gained by rehabilitating a Navy member as well as loss incurred by not rehabilitating an individual were also

Descriptors :   *ALCOHOLISM, *SOCIOLOGY, *ECONOMIC IMPACT, ACTIVE DUTY, COSTS, DAMAGE, INGESTION(PHYSIOLOGY), INTERVIEWING, LOSSES, MEDICINE, NAVY, PATIENTS, PATTERNS, REHABILITATION, RESIDENTIAL SECTION, THESES, NAVAL PERSONNEL, NAVAL BUDGETS, COST EFFECTIVENESS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE