|Topic:||Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Board on the Health of Select Populations
Committee on Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management
of Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces
Friday, September 14, 2012
506 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
228 Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 2:00 p.m.
112 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.
Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces
Requested by Congress in P.L. 111-84, this report reviews the adequacy of the U.S. Defense Department's programs and approaches to diagnosing, treating, and preventing misuse and abuse of alcohol and drugs. The report recommends ways that the military service branches and the Department can improve the effectiveness of their efforts to tackle these disorders.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 17, 2012 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.