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Substance Use in the US Active Duty Military 

Substance Use in the US Active Duty Military
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Substance Use in the US Active Duty Military
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Robert M. Bray

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199928262.003.0045
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date: 13 December 2019

Substance abuse in the military is of concern because of its negative impact on readiness, performance, and health. Surveys show reductions in the rates of tobacco and illicit drug use, increases in prescription drug misuse, but little change in heavy alcohol use. Further reductions will need to take into account individual, social, cultural, and environmental influences.

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