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9. Alcohol
 
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9. Alcohol

Alcohol is a significant issue amongst veterans with about 3 in 10 drinking at risky levels.  Alcohol misuse is associated with short-term harms such as accidental injury. It also has significant long-term health risks such as elevated blood pressure, liver problems, sleep difficulties, mood and anxiety problems and cognitive impairment.

Brief psychological interventions are effective and can be delivered by a GP. These include simple feedback about use, advice and goal setting.

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