One claim that will most likely be in my research paper is that

One claim that will most likely be in my research

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One claim that will most likely be in my research paper is that deployment/combat exposure is directly associated with the increase of substance use disorders within active duty personnel, and the data provided by the study conducted in this article is more than suitable as evidence. The percentages showing the increase of personnel with depression or SUDs when the duration of their deployment is higher, clearly shows the correlation between the two. Moore, Roland S., et al. “Did Substance Use Change after September 11th? An Analysis of a Military Cohort.” Military Medicine, Vol 169, Issue 10, October 2004, p829-832. EBSCOhost, - 8635666bcdc1%40sessionmgr120 In this article, author Roland S. Moore, wants to analyze if the events that transpired on September 11 2001 had any effect on young service members’ substance use. He specifically Galvan 5 looks at the change in use of alcohol, tobacco, and other illicit drugs. Their sample group consisted of 661 active duty Navy personnel, a portion being female. They looked at the change of substance usage 30 days before September 11 and 30 days after. The survey results breaks
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down the average usage of each substance per day during each 30 day period. This study showed an increase in smoking and the use of prescription drugs after the events of September 11, while the consumption of alcohol decreased. They speculate it was due to not having as much access to alcohol as they had earlier deployments. The survey in this article was conducted by Moore and his colleagues who all have a PhD in a relevant field, making them trustworthy. It is a clear and direct survey that is easy to comprehend and shows the possible correlation between September 11 and substance abuse from young military personnel. The data is clearly shown in a table, and there is one before that showing demographic features like race, age, etc., and the percentage of personnel whose deployment was affected, either extended or rescheduled, by the terrorist attacks. Overall, the source was effective in presenting its claim using a survey done on the issue, and analyzing the results. Although this survey is limited and not as thorough as the one done in, “Effects of Iraq/Afghanistan Deployments on Major Depression and Substance Use Disorder: Analysis of Active Duty Personnel in the US Military,” it is still well done and could be useful in my research paper. The events that happened in 9/11 had a direct effect on the personnel’s deployment, which is a cause for SUDs that I’ll be presenting in my research paper. I can use this source as evidence that deployment plays a key role in the development of SUDs, and that by Galvan 6 having an earlier or extended deployment, service members resort to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs to compensate for it.
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