Podcast #21: Substance Use and Abuse among Military Personnel

Substance use and abuse, including non-medical use of prescription drugs, is an issue of concern in the US Military. Michael E. Kilpatrick, MD, Director of Strategic Communications for the Military Health System in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, discuss programs to prevent substance abuse, to provide counselling and rehabilitation for those with problems and ongoing studies to better understand the extent and contributing factors for these issues. Timothy P. Condon, PhD, Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), discusses a research initiative that NIDA has been leading on substance use and abuse among U.S. military personnel, veterans and their families. Issues regarding conducting research in military settings are also discussed.

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Science of Addiction
Drug Pubs — Research Dissemination Center
NIDA Med — Reseources for Medical and Health Professionals
Research Report on Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
Military Health System