Alcohol Use Among Vets with Schizophrenia Is Limited But Troubling

PSYCH CENTRAL | on Mon, Apr 3, 8:00 AM

Although veterans with schizophrenia[1] are much more likely to abstain from alcohol than the general population, around 15 percent still report some use and another seven percent report misuse and intoxication, according to a new study at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).Alcohol has a tendency to worsen symptoms of schizophrenia and can also prevent patients from taking their medications[2] as prescribed. Until now the extent of the problem among veterans with schizophrenia r...

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