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Alcohol 'more of a problem for returning troops than stress disorder'

Alcohol 'more of a problem for returning troops than stress disorder' 13 May 2010 Alcohol abuse is a bigger problem than post-traumatic stress disorder for British servicemen and women deployed in war zones, a study has concluded. British Forces sent to Afghanistan and Iraq are 22 per cent more likely to drink "hazardous" levels of alcohol than troops who were not deployed, researchers from King’s College London said. The findings, published in The Lancet medical journal, show that rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health problems have remained broadly stable since 2003.