Kara Gavin

Danger, Veterans! Drug or Alcohol Problems Raise the Risk of Suicide

Veterans who have drug or alcohol problems are more than twice as likely to die by suicide as those that don’t. And women veterans with substance use disorders have an even higher rate of suicide—more than five times that of their peers.

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How One Program Cut Risky Pain Pill Prescriptions for Veterans

After a national initiative took aim at high opioid doses and potentially dangerous drug combinations, the number of veterans receiving such prescriptions dropped, a new study finds.

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