Thirty-five percent of servicemembers returning from the Iraq war have sought professional help for mental-health issues, according to a Defense Department study.
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British soldiers found using illicit drugs will no longer be automatically thrown out of the military, with some instead offered a chance at treatment.
Under pressure to meet recruiting goals, the U.S. Army is accepting more recruits with a history of alcohol or other drug problems.
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.
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.
U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are abusing alcohol in greater numbers, as well as experiencing marital and anger-management problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.