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Alcohol disorders among National Guardsmen linked to stress at home

July 31, 2014

National Guard members returning from deployment are more likely to develop an alcohol use disorder if faced with civilian life setbacks, regardless of traumatic experiences during deployment, according to recent study findings.

Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH, MPH, assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the Columbia University School of Public Health, and colleagues evaluated 1,095 Ohio National Guardsmen, who had primarily served in Iraq and Afghanistan from June 2008 to February 2009, to determine the effect of civilian stressor and deployment-related traumatic events and stressors on post-deployment alcohol use.

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