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Many Veterans Are Returning With Substance Abuse Issues
Date:6/21/2013

Miami, Florida (PRWEB) June 21, 2013

As reported by Buffalo Business First (6/18), many veterans are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with a substance abuse issue. The University of Buffalo will be conducting research as to why this is occurring. The National Institute of Drug Abuse is providing a $2.3 million grant to fund the research, which will be conducted from June 2013 to February 2018.

Previous research by the Veterans Administration determined that the number one health problem of returning Iraq and Afghanistan was substance abuse. The breakdown on the level of drinking among returning military personnel was startling with 44.5% reported binge drinking, 19% said they were heavy drinkers in the past month and 7.5 % admitted they were chronic drinkers.

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The study will focus on why reserve military personnel returning from overseas are more likely to
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