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Substance Abuse in Military Life

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Members of the military are not immune to the substance use problems that affect the rest of society. Indeed, the unique culture of the military and the unique stresses of deployment during wartime create unique problems. And even though illicit drug use is lower among military personnel than among civilians, heavy alcohol and tobacco use, and especially prescription drug abuse, are much more prevalent and on the rise.

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