HL Deb 27 July 1982 vol 434 cc223-4WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What accounts the armed services have published on problem drinking by service personnel and the efforts made to deal with it.

Viscount Trenchard

Extensive educational material is available to servicemen warning them of the dangers of excessive drinking; and commanding officers are advised of preventive measures. All the services run comprehensive programmes of prevention and treatment. The following accounts have been published:

The Treatment of Alcoholics in the Military Context (British Journal on alcoholism, 1975.)

Early Diagnosis of Alcoholism by Nurses (British Journal on alcoholism, 1977.)

The Prevention and Treatment of Alcoholism in the Royal Navy—Preliminary Report on a Pilot Study of Naval Alcoholics. (Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service, Summer 1981).