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By Veronica Raussin 

Drug Addiction is a Growing Problem in the Veteran Community


Veronica Raussin

Many veterans struggle with substance use disorders or mental health disorders. Addiction can quickly develop for some during their time in the military or when they retire or are discharged. The opioid overdose crisis, for example, has heavily impacted veterans, increasing overdoses.

While this Memorial Day, we take time to honor the memory of the men and women who lost their lives fighting in one of the nation's wars, we must continue to advocate for more support to help our veterans who are battling addiction.

In Montana are over 80,000 veterans, most of whom are wartime vets. According...

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