Category results for "Military"

Mental Health Problems Rampant Among Returning Iraq Vets

Thirty-five percent of servicemembers returning from the Iraq war have sought professional help for mental-health issues, according to a Defense Department study.

U.K. Military Eases Up on Drug-Using Soldiers

British soldiers found using illicit drugs will no longer be automatically thrown out of the military, with some instead offered a chance at treatment.

Army Taking More Recruits with History of Drug Use

Under pressure to meet recruiting goals, the U.S. Army is accepting more recruits with a history of alcohol or other drug problems.

Bill to Legalize Drinking for Young Soldiers Defeated

A New Hampshire lawmaker's bid to lower the drinking age for active-duty members of the military to 18 has been shot down in the state legislature.

More Soldiers Leaving Military Because of Drug Use

Last year 10.5 percent of enlisted personnel left the military, an increase from 8.7 percent in 2002 and a trend blamed in part on drug use.

Returning Troops Abusing Alcohol

U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are abusing alcohol in greater numbers, as well as experiencing marital and anger-management problems.

Report: U.S. Distracted from Cocaine Problem

A government report that notes an increase in international cocaine seizures also states that competing priorities, such as the war on terror, have distracted the U.S. from the battle against cocaine smuggling.

Smokers at Higher Risk of PTSD, Study Says

A study of twins who served in the military concludes that those who smoke have twice the risk of suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

CADCA Urges Support for National Guard Program

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America is calling on its members to lobby lawmakers to approve a funding increase for the National Guard Counterdrug Program, a prevention resource for many anti-drug coalitions.

California Soldier in Recovery Remembered

As the U.S. military death toll in the Iraq war hits 2,000, friends and family are honoring the sacrifice of a California National Guard member who recovered from addiction but died in the war overseas.

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