The percentage of U.S. Veterans with a lifetime history of alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to an article published online before print in The Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse -- Current drinking patterns in US veterans with a lifetime history of alcohol use disorder: Results from the National Health and Resilience in Veterans Study. The study found that:
More than three-quarters of U.S. Veterans with lifetime AUD are currently abstinent or subthreshold drinkers. Factors associated with abstinence included older age, health problems, religiosity and social engagement. Results suggest a “J-shaped” relationship between current drinking patterns and health and psychosocial factors in Veterans, with subthreshold drinkers generally having better health than abstinent and hazardous drinkers.