There are several safe non-drug alternatives for managing pain that may be available at your MTF or under TRICARE. Check out this infographic so you know about these alternatives and talk to your health care provider to see if any of these will work for you and next steps.Learn More
Some stress can be good, but continual stress can have negative impacts. Arm yourself with ways to tackle stress to prevent yourself from misusing prescription drugs or turning to something illicit or prohibited.Learn More
Prescription opioids are a type of narcotic that relax the body and relieve pain. Health care providers prescribe them to Service members in specific situations and for specific reasons. It is important to use them only as directed.Learn More
Misusing substances can put your loved ones, buddies and unit in uncomfortable and stressful situations.Learn More
A drug offense can lead to discharge or separation from the military which ultimately could mean losing benefits you worked hard to earn.Learn More
Misusing prescription drugs to stay awake and “get the job done” puts you and your career at risk. If you’re feeling tired and looking for ways to stay alert while on duty, remember that talking to your health care provider is a good first step. Find out more from this article.Learn More
Self-medicating is considered prescription drug misuse and carries serious risks for your health and career. Remember to dispose of unused prescription drugs and talk to your health care provider if you have concerns about pain, whether it’s acute or chronic.Learn More
The DOD policy prohibits Service members from using products made or derived from hemp in any form. Durable goods like rope or clothing are not included in this policy and are okay to use.Learn More
Prescription drug misuse means you are not following your health care provider’s directions (such as taking more medication at a time or more frequently than prescribed), you are taking someone else’s prescription drug or you are using medication for any reason other than what it was prescribed for.Learn More
Prescription opioids can be prescribed, safely used and still cause a Service member to pop positive. Remember to protect yourself by letting your PCM know about any medications you are prescribed off-base, including in the ER or another medical visit so it can be documented in your record.Learn More
Addiction happens due to multiple factors; some are uncontrollable (like genetics). Indicators of addiction may include losing self-control and not being able to stop taking a drug despite negative effects. Addiction is a disease and not a lack of willpower. Talk to your health care provider about any medication concerns.Learn More
As a Service member, you should stay informed on both the DOD and Service branch policies to keep you and your career safe. Check out this article to see how Too Much to Lose breaks it down.Learn More
Looking for information on supplements? Find evidence-based information and tools to make informed decisions about dietary supplements to reduce potential risks to health and career.
Looking for information on drugs not covered on this site? Find fact sheets and information on illegal and prohibited drugs as well as emerging trends and alerts.
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