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  • Survey Shows Prescription Drug Abuse Common in Military

    A Pentagon health survey found that in a one-year period, about one in four soldiers admit abusing prescription drugs, most of them painkillers. The study, which surveyed more than 28,500 U.S. troops last year, showed that about 20 percent of Marines had also abused prescription drugs (mostly painkillers) in that same period.

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  • The Pain of Addiction

    Vicodin addiction often starts innocently enough. Most people start taking Vicodin or other pain medications after surgery or an injury. But then they can’t stop. They need more to get the same pain relief. They start doctor shopping to get more pills. And the cycle continues until it takes over their lives.