Articles tagged with: substance abuse 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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  • Prescription Drug Abuse

    Military Will Begin Testing For Prescription Pill Abuse

    The military announced that it will begin testing troops for hydrocodone and benzodiazepines, in addition to illegal drugs, codeine, and morphine. Although these drugs are needed by many troops, the potential for abuse is also on the rise.

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