Prescription Drug Abuse in the US Military

11 percent of active-duty United States Soldiers were abusing prescription drugs in 2008, the latest year data was available.

The number of US soldiers abusing prescription drugs in 2008 was higher than the 2 percent of soldiers who misused prescription drugs in 2002.

Source:  James Dao, “Report Faults Military’s Strategies on Drug and Alcohol Abuse,” New York Times, At War Blog, September 17, 2012.

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