Ames, G. M.
; Cunradi, C. B.
; and Moore, R. S. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
, vol. 30, issue 4, pgs. 696-699 (2006)Military personnel have the option of seeking treatment for an alcohol-related problem from either a military or a civilian treatment program. Past research has shown that most service members seek treatment from military treatment programs (Bray et al., 2003), which include peer Drug and Alcohol Program Advisors (DAPA). Despite the increase in heavy drinking among military personnel over the past 4 years (Bray et al., 2003), there is a paucity of research on the factors associated with alcohol treatment-seeking behavior among military personnel. The purpose of the current study is to assess the environmental influence of occupational factors (e.g., supervisor encouragement for going to DAPA, workplace social support for going to DAPA, belief that going to DAPA will harm one's career, and belief in DAPA efficacy) on the likelihood of alcohol treatment seeking behavior from either a military or civilian counselor among a cohort of young adults in the Navy. Additionally, this study examines beliefs about perceived consequences of alcohol treatment-seeking behavior within the military. These data are part of a larger prevention-oriented study on the interaction of individual and environmental factors on drinking among young adults in the US Navy.