substance abuse

WUKY In Depth
9:23 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Why Vets Drink: Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Military

A military vehicle hit by an improvised explosive device. - photo courtesy Sgt. Matt McKenzie

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The U.S. military is no stranger to alcohol.

Ryan Donahue, a 27-year-old Louisville native, worked as an aircraft mechanic on the USS Eisenhower during Operation Enduring Freedom. The “party hard” mindset helped break up the monotony of constant training and work.

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