Andrew L. Golub
A high proportion of returning veterans have been experiencing drug abuse, alcohol abuse, smoking, serious psychological distress, and related civilian reintegration problems (e.g., homelessness, unemployment, family distress). This study seeks to provide new, in-depth insights that will lead to improvements in outreach initiatives and treatment programs for the predominately African American veterans returning to the inner-city, who face particularly high risks and more complex problems than other veterans. Ultimately, the findings will help preserve these veterans' physical and mental health; reduce substance abuse and HIV infection; reduce the cost of care; and reduce the social burden of troubled veterans with unmet mental health and substance abuse concerns.
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