Armed forces alcohol abuse strategy criticised

Date: February 3, 2015
Author: Brett Squires


Today programme


By Sima Kotecha


The government’s strategy for combating alcohol abuse in the armed forces is ineffective, a top psychiatrist says.

Prof Neil Greenberg, lead on military health at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said educating personnel about dangers did not stop them from excessive drinking.

Some personnel told the BBC drinking was integral to forces’ culture, and could strengthen group cohesion.