Accession Number : ADA325685

Title :   Illicit Drug & Abuse Among Military 18-25 Year Olds: Policy, Principles, & Control.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Young, Paul A.

PDF Url : ADA325685

Report Date : 29 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This paper presents the patterns of illicit drug use (substance abuse) among military personnel 18 - 25 years of age. The extant data, current literature, and present policy are reviewed and analyzed. Previous investigations into the subject matter are discussed including theories and mechanisms which may be involved in drug prevalence among military personnel. The composite findings of those investigations and current survey data provide a detailed insight to past trends and allow a more focused comparison of substance abuse and usage between military and civilian 18 - 25 year olds. The conclusions and recommendations suggest means to combat illicit drug use, establish substance abuse awareness, and influence a focus on resource allocation for Health Promotions within the military community.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *DRUG ABUSE, CONTROL, POLICIES, COMMUNITIES, COMPARISON, THESES, PATTERNS, ALLOCATIONS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE