From the September 2010 magazine.

Alcoholism At Large

Alcohol 'more of a problem for returning troops than stress disorder'

Alcohol abuse is a bigger problem than post-traumatic stress disorder for British servicemen and women deployed in war zones, a 2010 study has concluded.

British Forces sent to Afghanistan and Iraq are 22% more likely to drink "hazardous" levels of alcohol than troops who were not deployed, researchers from King's College London said.

A lead author of the study said that reservists deployed to war zones were more vulnerable to mental health problems than regular servicemen and women, while frontline troops were more likely to misuse alcohol. She added that rates of PTSD...