Report Urges Better Military Drug Abuse Strategies

Report urges better military drug abuse strategies

Filed under: drug addiction news 2008

Similarly, the misuse of prescription medications, particularly of opioid painkillers, has risen: 11 percent of active-duty personnel reported misusing prescription drugs in 2008, up from 2 percent in 2002. While abuse of prescription drugs is a …
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Substance abuse among US military declared a public health crisis

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An IOM report says nearly half of active duty personnel reported binge drinking in the previous month in 2008, and 11% misused prescription medication. By Christine S. Moyer, … The IOM also recommends that physicians check local prescription drug …
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SHERROD BROWN Helping Ohio communities stop prescription drug abuse

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As the national death toll from prescription drug overdoses doubled, the rate of overdoses tripled in Ohio. Ohio's death rate due to unintentional drug poisoning increased more than 350 percent from 1999 to 2008. Oxycodone and other opioids caused more …
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NH receives .6M grant for drug abuse prevention

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Officials say although New Hampshire is often ranked as one of the healthiest states in the nation, it shows signs of high substance abuse problems among young people. A 2008-2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported high rates of alcohol …
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