Drinking Problems Among National Guard Soldiers Often Caused By Civilian Life

Drinking problems in returning U.S. National Guard soldiers are more likely to be caused by civilian life, rather than wartime experiences, according to new research.

As many as 13 percent of veterans may drink because of problems such as job loss, financial problems or divorce, the researchers found. Almost 7 percent of Americans overall have drinking problems, HealthDay reports.

The study appears in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

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