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Reviewing the efficacy of case management for veterans with substance misuse problems

January, 2018
Article:

This report explores substance misuse problems in veterans and looks at the case management approach to supporting and treating these problems.

Abstract

Veterans with mental health problems have been highlighted as a high-risk group for substance misuse difficulties. Compared to civilians, those who have served in the military are almost twice as likely to suffer from alcohol problems, with 67% of men and 49% of women in the UK military classifying as having a drinking problem, compared to only 38% of men and 16% of women in the general population (Fear et al., 2007). UK veterans are also more likely to present with substance misuse problems relating to drugs, with 5.2% reporting drug dependence compared to only 3.5% of civilians (Woodhead et al., 2011).

Full Reference

Ashwick, R., & Murphy, D. (2018) Reviewing the efficacy of case management for veterans with substance misuse problems.

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