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
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 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
Misusing substances can put your loved ones, buddies and unit in uncomfortable and stressful situations.Learn More
Among Service members, getting enough quality sleep can be a challenge. If you experience problems sleeping, talk to your health care provider.Learn More
What Marijuana Legalization Means for Service MembersLearn 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
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 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
How to Safely Dispose of MedicationsLearn 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.
YouCanQuit2 is an educational campaign to help U.S. Service members quit tobacco—for themselves and their loved ones.Visit Site
Own Your Limits is an educational campaign to help U.S. Service members learn to drink responsibly, if they choose to drink alcohol.Visit Site