Official Statistics

Alcohol usage in the UK armed forces: 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

This statistical bulletin has been developed to meet the public interest in alcohol consumption behaviour in the UK armed forces.



How do you compare to the UK armed forces?

Please follow this link to complete the AUDIT-C screening tool and compare your risk of alcohol related harm to UK armed forces personnel.

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Alcohol Usage in the UK Armed Forces

Bulletin information

This bulletin provides the numbers of UK armed forces personnel who have completed the World Health Organisation (WHO) validated Alcohol Usage Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT C short version), and how many are in each risk category for alcohol drinking behaviour.

This bulletin supports the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) commitment to release information where possible.

Published 20 July 2017