Courage to Care: Alcohol and Your Health

Deployments, family separations, single parenting, and reintegration stressors can make service members, their spouses, and even their adolescent children vulnerable to alcohol misuse, abuse, or dependence.

Most people who drink alcohol do so socially and responsibly. However, excessive alcohol use, either drinking everyday or almost everyday at levels exceeding safe drinking and over a long period of time, or binge drinking (drinking heavily to get drunk) can affect one’s health, relationships, and job performance.

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