Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Substance abuse, smoking, and depression among military veterans
by Ortiz-Quiusky, Stephany, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 59; 1584728
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to analyze the correlation between depression, alcohol use, and drug abuse among military veterans. The researcher examined secondary data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). The study focused on veterans 18 years and older. The data retrieval form used consisted of questions on alcohol use, smoking and demographics.

The study found a relationship between veterans and depression, feelings of worthlessness and feelings of hopelessness. Results from this study indicated that the younger veterans tended to feel more worthlessness. The study determined that veterans felt more hopelessness when serving less time compared to those who served for 20 years or more.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Jennings, Lisa
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Clinical psychology, Military studies
Publication Number: 1584728
ISBN: 978-1-321-59590-1
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