Nature and Treatment of Comorbid Alcohol Problems and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Among American Military Personnel and Veterans.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Many service members and veterans seeking treatment for alcohol problems also have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This article considers the effectiveness of treating alcohol problems and PTSD simultaneously. The authors begin by summarizing the extent of excessive alcohol use among military service members and veterans. They then explore the relationship between combat exposure and subsequent alcohol use; identify and briefly describe evidence-based treatments for alcohol problems and PTSD, separately; and review research on the effects of single treatments for both PTSD symptoms and alcohol use.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Allen, JP; Crawford, EF; Kudler, H

Published Date

  • 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 133 - 140

PubMed ID

  • 27159820

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4872608

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2168-3492


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States