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Alcohol abuse on rise among soldiers returning from war

As part of "War Torn," The New York Times series about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Lizette Alvarez reports that alcohol abuse is on the rise as soldiers return home. Experts say abuse is most prevalent in individuals suffering from post traumatic stress. "For active-duty service members, the military faces a shortage of substance-abuse providers on bases across the country, while its health insurance plan, Tricare, makes it difficult for many reservists and their families to get treatment."

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