Articles tagged with: prescription medications and the military

Since the Killing of 17 Afghan Civilians, the Debate of Soldiers on Prescription Medication Has Come to the Forefront

on Wednesday, 25 April 2012.

Soldiers And Prescription Drug Use

The debate of substance abuse in the military has risen to the forefront of the news lately, with the killing of 17 Afghan civilians and also with 8 opiate overdose deaths among soldiers in Afghanistan. This article explores prescription medication that is often prescribed to soldiers for mental illnesses. Two sides of the coin are presented here, in this debate over prescribing psychotropic or mood altering medications to our soldiers.

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  • Opiate Addiction

    Opiate Addiction

    Opiate addiction is recognized as a central nervous system disorder that is caused by the abuse of such drugs like oxycodone, morphine, oxycontin and opium.

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