Saturday, June 27, 2009

MHS Official Talks Substance Abuse

Friday, June 26, 2009

On June 24, Michael Kilpatrick, M.D., director of strategic communications for the Military Health System, appeared as a guest on the Internet radio program Armed With Science to discuss substance use and abuse in the military.

Acknowledging that substance abuse is an issue of concern in the military, Kilpatrick discussed programs available to service members and their families to prevent substance abuse and provide counseling and rehabilitation for those with problems, which can include non-medical use of prescription drugs.

In addition to talking about the help that’s out there for those who need it, Kilpatrick discussed ongoing studies being conducted by DoD to better understand the extent and contributing factors for these issues.

Timothy P. Condon, PhD, deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, was also a guest on the show.

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