This report explores substance misuse problems in veterans and looks at the case management approach to supporting and treating these problems.
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).
Ashwick, R., & Murphy, D. (2018) Reviewing the efficacy of case management for veterans with substance misuse problems.