Military drug policy

Drug ‘em if you’ve got ‘em.

I’ve argued often that the military drug policy is broken:  Alcohol the number one drug of abuse — a killer, a cause of injury, and a cause of physical damage and loss of military property — goes relatively free from regulation and consequence, military pharmacies distribute millions of prescription drugs and put the people back to work, and the one time user of marijuana goes to jail.  Now this.

U.S. military: Heavily armed and medicated: Prescription pill dependency among American troops is on the rise.

This is not news.  If the issue with drugs – legal or illegal – is safety, why do thousands of military personnel go back to work with drugs in their pocket after a visit to sick-call, etc?

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