25% of Army pending prosecution-discharge for drug abuse

The wrongful use of prescription medications is an offense under Article 112a, UCMJ.

About one in four soldiers admit to abusing prescription drugs, most of them pain relievers, in a one-year period, according to a Pentagon health survey released Wednesday.

The study, which surveyed more than 28,500 U.S. troops last year, showed that about 20 percent of Marines had also abused prescription drugs, mostly painkillers, in that same period.

Reports Army Times.

Defense counsel successfully raising tolerance/condonation, and my-Army-made-me-do-it  (MAMMDOI) defenses.

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