Fall Out Study
Fall Out Study – substance misuse and service leavers

Fall Out: Substance misuse and service leavers: an investigation into the impact of a CDT (drug) discharge on drug misuse and mental health.

November 2018: Galahad SMS Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of the Fall Out research study.

The purpose of this research is to better understand substance use and misuse among military personnel and to track what happens to those who are discharged from the military because of a positive Compulsory Drug Test (CDT). Fall Out will, for the first time, seek to assess the impact of a CDT discharge on service leavers’ experiences in civilian life.

The Fall Out study is being carried out by Galahad SMS Ltd in partnership with the Veterans & Families Institute (VFI) at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). The research is funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT).

Get Involved

Participation in the Fall Out study is open to service leavers (from the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy) who have been discharged in the past 5 years for failing a CDT.

Is this you? … If so, please get in touch – we would like to hear your story.  Incentives/voucher payment will be offered for your time. Any contributions you make will be confidential. The research is guided by well-established codes of conduct and has received full ethical approval.

Know someone who has recently been discharged from the UK Armed Forces for failing a CDT? … If so, please share details of the Fall Out Study with them.

Do you know of/work with organisations who might be interested in linking with/contributing to the Fall Out study? If so, please get in touch, like or share.

For further details:

PHONE the Fall Out Hotline: 07799 905 345 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) …

…or EMAIL: fallout@galahad.co.uk

… or Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

A detailed FAQs sheet is available here for those interested in participating in the research or wanting to find out more.

Project Partner/Funder Information

FIMT is an organisation committed to improving the experiences of ex service personnel and to ensure smooth transitions to civilian life. (http://www.fim-trust.org)

Galahad SMS Ltd is an independent organisation that specialises in substance misuse education and research (http://www.galahad.co.uk). Galahad has a long history working with soldiers and with military personnel. It has delivered drugs and alcohol education to the military for 20 years and has undertaken numerous research studies for the MoD looking at alcohol and drug use among serving personnel.

The Veterans & Families Research Institute carries out research and consultation on the impact of military service on veterans and their families (https://www.anglia.ac.uk/health-social-care-and-education/research/research-groups/veterans-and-families-institute)