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Memorial Day – We Have Not Forgotten

A Big Thank You to all our #Vets out there. We are the home of the Brave that keeps us Free.  Naturally we cannot forget the toll addiction takes on them.

Just for prescription pain killers, NCADD.org states:

“Many vets have serious injuries, with a legitimate and ongoing need for pain medications, yet the broad availability of these medications and large increases in prescriptions may contribute to their growing misuse by some service members. Pain reliever prescriptions written by military physicians quadrupled between 2001 and 2009 — to almost 3.8 million.

According to a Department of Defense study, while the overall civilian rates of prescription drug misuse was 4.4%, the rate for veterans was 11.7%, over two-and-a-half times higher than the civilian rate. The problem is particularly acute for women who serve.”

Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day.  We have not forgotten, The My Recovery Day Team