Study shows U.S. National Guard Soldiers at risk of alcohol abuse


Released on: February 22, 2012, 1:48 am
Author: Mountainside Drug Rehab
Industry: Healthcare

WASHINGTON DC- A new study conducted by Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health indicates that U.S. National Guard soldiers who have been deployed have a higher incidence of alcohol abuse when they return home.

The study, to be published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence Journal, found a direct correlation between PTSD and alcohol abuse in U.S. National Guard soldiers who return from deployment. Research suggests that individuals with no prior history of PTSD or depression seem to have a greater incidence of a new onset of alcohol abuse after returning home. The research also suggests that, perhaps, soldiers are using alcohol as a way to self-medicate the effects of deployment.

Previous studies have been done regarding increased alcoholism in solders, begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center. Until now, however, studies which show a correlation between PTSD, depression and alcohol abuse have been few and far between. There are few times in individuals' lives that cause more stress than deployment or war. We need to make sure that our soldiers who are returning home, are given the proper support that they need to return to productive healthy lives with their families.

If a soldier in your life has returned from deployment, and if you think that they may be struggling with the difficulties of their deployment, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center offers professional intervention services to ensure that they get the help that they need and will be able to live a happy, normal and fulfilling life with their families

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center has an outstanding success rate through its holistic drug rehab program. In addition, its comprehensive professional intervention services can help make the transition of being an addict to an individual seeking treatment, easier for families and loved ones.

In addition, Mountainside offers a comprehensive family care program that will give you the tools necessary to rebuild the bonds of your family to what they once were. Their unique individualized recovery program is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and individualized in the treatment field.

Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center is a modern drug rehab facility that is skilled in serving a variety of clients with various addictions and in varying stages of addiction. The caring, compassionate team is made up of licensed and certified social workers and counselors who have extensive experience and specialty in the addiction treatment field. In addition, the staff includes a Nurse Practitioner, as well as a Registered Nurse, both of whom also have specializations and experience within the field of addiction treatment and alcohol rehab.

Mountainside also provides services for those individuals who come to them with dual diagnoses and require the services of a Psychiatrist to help conquer the unique challenges that dual diagnosis brings.

For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

If you or someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you have any questions, please contact Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center for a confidential inquiry at 800-762-5433.



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