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Study of Unit-Level Influences on Alcohol and Tobacco Misuse

Objective: Alcohol and tobacco use among military personnel are implicated in lowered work performance, accidents and injuries, and serious problems with others and the law. These factors detract from military readiness. The principle goal of this study is to develop an explanatory model to understand the factors influencing alcohol and tobacco use among military personnel who are at high risk for developing alcohol problems by virtue of being in units that are primarily young, unmarried males at major combat installations. This study will identify and assess individual risk factors for alcohol and tobacco use by examining distinguishing factors in high and low risk units and determine the nature and extend of unit-level influences on individual alcohol use/abuse and drinking patterns and tobacco use patterns.

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