Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, provides an independent evaluation of how well the U.S. Department of Defense and the individual service branches are diagnosing, treating, and preventing alcohol and drug misuse and abuse among military service members.
The report will be released at a one-hour public briefing starting at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 17, in Room 120 of the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Those who cannot attend may participate in a live audio webcast and submit questions by e-mail through a link at http://www.nationalacademies.org.
Participating from the committee that wrote the report:
- Charles O’Brien (chair), Kenneth Appel Professor and vice chair, department of psychiatry, and director, Center for Studies of Addiction, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia
- Dennis McCarty, professor, department of public health and preventive medicine, and division head, Health Services Research, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland
Advance copies will be available to reporters starting at noon EDT Friday, Sept. 14. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 17. Reporters: To obtain an embargoed copy, register for the briefing, and arrange interviews with committee members during the embargo period, contact the National Academies’ Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.