Health & Well-Being

Alcohol & Substance Use

In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that military service members spend more days per year consuming alcohol than do workers in other industries.

That same year, more than half of all respondents (54.7%) in our Military Family Support Programming Survey said they thought alcohol use in the military community was a problem; just 15.6% said it was not.

What’s behind this? When describing others’ drinking habits, our survey respondents — which included service members and their spouses — were likely to describe emotional issues and coping mechanisms.

If you or someone you love is facing a challenge with alcohol use, seek out our available resources.

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Whether you or a family member is facing a substance use challenge, you can find relatable, reliable information at any stage of the recovery journey. Learn more about specific substance use challenges, including identifying signs of a problem, finding treatment options, and navigating a new life in recovery.

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