The report notes:
- Troops have increased binge drinking in a decade by 12 percent (going from 35 percent in 1998 to 47 percent in 2008).
- In 2008 nearly 20 percent of troops reported they had engaged in heavy drinking (five or more drinks per drinking session).
- DoD programs have not modernized to address contemporary substance abuse issues.
At the time of the publishing of this post DoD had not issued any press releases regarding the study.