Military children are more prone to alcohol, drug misuse

04/3/2013 | Reuters

Children and teens with a deployed parent were more likely to drink, misuse prescription drugs, binge drink, and smoke pot than those with nonmilitary parents, according to a study in the journal Addiction. However, since the study did not monitor the participants before and after their parents' deployment, it remains uncertain if military deployment led to the risky behaviors, an expert said.

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