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DoD needs to reassess approach to substance abuse issues, report says

The researchers said outdated prevention methods combined with staff shortages and a stigma against alcohol and drug-related disorders means the Defense Department is not not keeping up with a public health crisis.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Institute of Medicine , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 11:41am EDT

Air Force to expand drug testing for prescription drug abuse

The Defense Department Health Behaviors Survey found self-reported misuse of pain medication for non-medical purposes by servicemembers increased from 2 percent in 2002 to 7 percent in 2005 to 17 percent in 2008, according to an Air Force release.

Tags: Mark Oordt , Air Force , prescription drugs , drug testing , DoD , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 08:27am EDT

Air Force probes substance abuse by cadets

The Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould issued an order in April 2010 that prohibited drug use, applying to all Academy cadets, cadet candidates and military members attached to the Academy, according a the Air Force website.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , cadets , Air Force Academy , Mike Gould

Friday - 01/13/2012, 08:53am EST