The opioid crisis has hit veterans particularly hard, as prescriptions have skyrocketed since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars began and Department of Veterans Affairs staffers have often been busted for diverting the drugs to take themselves or sell.
In a 2017 VA report, one study found the prevalence of opioid prescriptions among vets had shot up 76.7 percent between 2004 and 2012, the most recent time period studied. That meant a full third of the veterans studied had prescriptions.
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Veterans Affairs employees stealing drugs, employees selling drugs to veterans and over prescribing opioids to veterans. It doesn’t sound like a veteran has much of chance to get clean.