Veterans Dropping Dead From Prescription Drug Addictions

09/12/2013 22:41

Prescription drug abuse and overdose has taken so many lives in America that the White House classifies it as an epidemic. Sadly, our nation's veterans are some of the most at risk of becoming addicted to prescription drugs. One in six Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have a substance abuse issue. In 2012 alone, the Department of Veterans Affairs treated over 50,000 veterans for issues associated with opioids use, many of which were overdoses. RT's Perianne Boring takes a closer look at the growing problem.

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