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Members of the armed forces are not immune to the dangers of substance use problems that affect the rest of society. Although illicit drug use is lower among U.S. military personnel than among civilians, heavy alcohol and tobacco use, and especially prescription drug abuse, are much more prevalent and are on the rise. Those who are most at risk potential addiction are veterans. Did you know that 20 percent of combat veterans turned to drugs or heavy drinking upon their return? Affected by PTSD, veterans have self-medicated through substance which in turn has led towards a road to addiction. 

 

FRN an organization that treats individuals suffering from substance addiction and mental health disordershttp://www.lapalomatreatment.com/ptsd/drug-addiction-military/  has created an article that goes into great detail talking about drug addiction in the US military.  Such information in the article include:

 

- A timeline that show the history of US military drug addiction

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