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
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
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
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
As an active duty Service member, you must have a prescription from your health care provider, meet Service branch requirements and have the necessary permission and waivers to use weight loss drugs.Learn More
Misusing substances can put your loved ones, buddies and unit in uncomfortable and stressful situations.Learn More
Marijuana is prohibited for all Active and Reserve Component members even if you are stationed in a state where it is legal.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
If you don’t get rid of unused prescription drugs, you may be tempted to share them with others or take them if old symptoms come back. This could put your job and health at risk. Instead, learn how to properly dispose of unused medications.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
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
Opioids are often misused when a person experiences chronic pain and cannot get relief. However, by knowing how to properly manage or treat pain, you can steer clear of misusing prescription opioids (as well as the risk of putting your health and career in danger) and get the pain relief you’re looking for.Learn More
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