ERIC Number: ED134912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
The Vietnam Drug User Returns. Final Report. Special Action Office Monograph, Series A, Number 2, May 1974.
Robins, Lee N.
This report, based upon case records and follow-up interviews with 965 U.S. Servicemen returning from Vietnam investigates: (1) the availability and utilization of narcotics, marihuana and alcohol in Vietnam; (2) the psychosocial and demographic predictors of pre- and post-Vietnam narcotic use; and (3) the post-Vietnam adjustment difficulties of drug users. The interviews explore the returnees' past and present motivations for using drugs, complications of drug use, family problems, job history, depressive symptoms, psychiatric treatment in and out of the service, and disciplinary action in service. In addition, the interviews cover the personal histories of the servicemen over five time periods: before service; in service before Vietnam; in Vietnam; in service after Vietnam; and since discharge. The report includes the returnees' suggestions as to how the army should cope with widespread drug use among servicemen as well as the types of services that should be offered to Veterans. (NWS)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Drinking, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Enlisted Personnel, Environmental Influences, Interviews, Marihuana, Military Service, Narcotics, Predictor Variables, Research Projects
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (HC $2.10)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A