Civilian Life, Not Combat, May Drive Many Veterans to Drink

August 13th, 2014

Difficulties in civilian life, rather than war experiences, are a source of drinking problems among U.S. National Guard soldiers back at home, a new study suggests. Setbacks such as job loss, divorce and financial problems — all common for returning vets — may make as many as 13 percent of vets turn to drink, researchers found.

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