London talks to about study on vets with TBI, alcohol use

Andrew London 2019A new study from the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion has found a subset of veterans drink more than others on a daily basis: those who have had a traumatic brain injury or been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. "A lot of discussion about alcohol and veterans or military service talks about veterans as a large homogenous group," says Andrew London, professor of sociology and co-author of the study. "What we found was that a statement like, 'veterans are more likely to drink than non-veterans' would be an overgeneralization and a mischaracterization, according to our results." Read more in the article "Vets With TBI, Mental Health Issues Drink More Often than Peers, Study Finds." 07/24/20