The U.S. military is spreading awareness of the dangers of “Spice,” “bath salts” and other synthetic drugs, the Air Force Times reports.
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Recent veterans enrolled in college are more likely than their peers, who are not veterans, to use tobacco products, binge drink and engage in other risky behaviors, a new study suggests.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will spend about $600 million over five years on a campaign to educate the public about the dangers of tobacco, the Associated Press reports.
The type of care veterans receive for substance use disorders and mental illness varies around the country, according to a new study.
Many soldiers are unaware that the Army’s restrictions on smoking include smokeless tobacco products. Both soldiers and civilians using smokeless tobacco or cigarettes in a federal facility can be held in violation of Army regulations, the Leesville Daily Leader reports.
A pilot Army program allows soldiers at high risk for developing alcohol problems to enroll in a confidential treatment program that will not adversely impact their careers. The program, which started at three Army installations, is now at six posts.
California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have encouraged more districts to create veterans courts, citing a lack of funding.
A survey to see how well alcohol use rules are being enforced among Marines could result in an increase in treatment for alcohol abuse, the Marine Corps Times reports.
The rate of alcohol abuse among soldiers has doubled in the past five years, the head of the Army’s substance abuse program says.
The Army is trying to fill 130 substance-abuse counselor positions by October 1, the Army News Service reports.