Binge-Drinking Rates Are Highest in These Military Services
A third of troops reported binge drinking in a newly released health study, prompting researchers to urge military leadership to give immediate attention to the problem.
Members of the sea services were the most likely to report binge or hazardous drinking, according to data released by Rand as part of the Defense Department's health-related behaviors study.
The Marine Corps had the highest reported rate, with 42.6 percent of respondents saying they engaged in binge drinking within the past 30 days. The Navy was next, with 34.2 percent of sailors reporting binge drinking. More than 31 percent of Coast Guard respondents also said they'd binged.
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