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Alcohol Abuse on Rise Among Soldiers

Alcohol Abuse on Rise Among Soldiers



June 20, 2009

Agence France-Presse

Nearly twice as many US Army Soldiers today compared to six years ago are either alcoholic or engage in damaging behavior such as binge drinking, according to army statistics.

Data shows more than 11 Soldiers per 1,000 were diagnosed as suffering from alcoholism or alcohol abuse problems in the first six months of this year, a jump from 6.1 per 1,000 in 2003.

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