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American Addiction Centers

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Active-duty and veteran military members struggle with substance use disorders, just like the general population. With combat deployments, the stereotypical drinking culture, and chronic pain from injuries incurred on missions, it’s no surprise service members also face issues with addiction.1 In fact, about 11% of military veterans meet criteria for a substance use disorder.2

Continue reading on to learn more about:

  • Substance abuse in active-duty military members, including information on specific military branches.
  • Substances commonly abused by veterans, such as alcohol, prescription pills, and illicit drugs.
  • Symptoms of substance abuse.
  • The impacts of substance abuse on veterans.
  • Help and resources for veterans needing treatment.

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