The U.S. military services will expand their drug testing programs to include commonly abused prescription drugs beginning on May 1.
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U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychiatric disorders are more likely than veterans without mental health issues to receive prescription opioids for pain, according to a new study.
The Navy and Marines announced they will start conducting random alcohol breath tests as part of a larger initiative to improve health and safety.
Marines may be required to take Breathalyzer tests as part of an overall wellness program expected to be announced by U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.
American troops who have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan – especially those who have been in combat – are more likely to start using smokeless tobacco, when compared to their counterparts who stay home, Reuters reports.
National Guard soldiers who do not have a history of alcohol abuse have a significant risk of developing alcohol-related problems while they are deployed and afterwards, a new study suggests.
The U.S. Army is investigating a possible link between the death of two soldiers and popular dietary supplements containing dimethylamylamine, or DMAA.
The Defense Department announced this week it is expanding its drug testing program to include hydrocodone and benzodiazepines. The program already tests for codeine and morphine.
Three new studies show active-duty military personnel and veterans are prone to substance abuse, depression and suicide.
Alcohol abuse related to domestic violence is an increasing problem in the U.S. Army, according to a new study that also found the suicide rate among active-duty soldiers reached an all-time high last year.