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NCJ Number: NCJ 242681     Find in a Library
Title: Soldiering With Substance: Substance and Steroid Use Among Military Personnel
Author(s): Jacob Bucher
  Journal: Journal of Drug Education  Volume:42  Issue:3  Dated:2012  Pages:267 to 292
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 26
  Annotation: This article explores the nature and extent of substance use among a sample of current U.S. Army personnel.
Abstract: The military provides a unique social environment given the organization and culture of the institution. Understanding substance use by those inside this institution provides insight into both the population as well as substance use in general. Using data collected from in-depth interviews, this article explores the nature and extent of substance use among a sample of current U.S. Army personnel. Additionally, possible interpretations of the cause of this substance use are explored and explained through the application of strain and social learning theories. Important findings include marijuana use (36 percent of sample) and steroid use (32 percent of sample). (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Drug use
Index Term(s): Drug abuse causes ; Marijuana ; Strain theory ; Social Learning ; Military crime ; Steroids ; Drug statistics
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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