Accession Number : ADA189300

Title :   An Investigation of the Alcohol and Drug Use Behavioral Patterns and the Perceptions toward the Navy Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program of Non-Rated Navy Personnel onboard the USS Independence.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : Matthies, Frederick T ; Emerson, Elizabeth A

PDF Url : ADA189300

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : This study investigates the alcohol and drug use behavioral patterns of non-rated personnel (ranks E-3 and below), assigned to the USS Independence (CV 62). By comparing Navy Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (NADSAP) participants and non-participants from this population, the study also evaluates the effects of NADSAP in changing substance use behavioral patterns. Additionally, the perceptions of NADSAP participants toward the program are analyzed. The questionnaire which was administered addressed the number and type of alcohol- and drug-related incidents, plus patterns of use. Also studied were perceptions of NADSAP by program participants. No significance was found between the two groups with the exception in number and type of alcohol-related incidents participants had a higher rate (14.1 percent of group) than non-participants (9.9 percent of group). In analyzing the perceptions of NADSAP by participants it was found that the number of positive response was significantly greater than those which were negative. Based on the results achieved, a series of recommendations have been developed for future investigations.

Descriptors :   *ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, *DRUG ABUSE, *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *REHABILITATION, *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ALCOHOLS, BEHAVIOR, DRUGS, HIGH RATE, NAVY, PATTERNS, POPULATION, RESPONSE, SAFETY, QUESTIONNAIRES, DRUG ADDICTION, DRUG USERS, ALCOHOLISM, PREVENTION, COUNSELING

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE