Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces

According to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, outdated approaches to preventing and treating substance abuse, barriers to care and other problems hinder the U.S. Defense Department’s ability to curb substance use disorders among military service members and their families. Service members’ rising rate of prescription drug addiction and their difficulty in accessing adequate treatment for alcohol and drug-related disorders were among the concerns that prompted members of Congress to request this review.

 

Full report here.

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