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Prescription Drug Abuse In the U.S. Military

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The face of addiction can be seen in all demographics and socioeconomic groups. As this video explains, even those in the military can succumb to chemical dependency.

Members of the military may not abuse street drugs such as heroin and cocaine, but statistics indicate that approximately one-fifth of them depend upon prescription drugs. Some military members become addicted after suffering injuries that warrant pain-killing medications. Others use it to mask painful emotions from their past. No matter the reason, easy access to prescription drugs through medical centers and street dealers is contributing to rising addiction rates.

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