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February 8, 2016

Study: Military drinking 'culture' now a 'crisis'

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 7:30 am

WASHINGTON — Abusing alcohol and drugs has been part of military culture historically: Troops do it for fun, to ease the stresses of war or to be part of the brotherhood.

But a new report says substance use and misuse among troops and their families has become a "public health crisis" and says Pentagon methods for dealing with it are out of date.

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