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US: Half a Million Drug-Dependent Veterans

Email (New York) –The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) should expand treatment, overdose prevention, and housing programs to aid the unprecedented numbers of veterans affected by drug dependency, suicide, and overdose, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. An estimated more than one million US veterans take prescription opioids for pain, and nearly half of them use the drugs chronically, for more than 90 days. (New York) –The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) should expand treatment, overdose prevention, and housing programs to aid the unprecedented numbers of veterans…

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