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Alcohol abuse rises among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

By Amanda Terkel  

"Alcohol abuse rises among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans."


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A new report by military researchers at the Naval Health Research Center finds that veterans back from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are increasingly “abusing alcohol after returning, perhaps to cope with traumatic memories of combat.” Alcohol abuse was also up amongst National Guard and Reserve personnel, which the report said was “concerning in light of increased reliance (on these) forces” by the Pentagon.

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