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For our parish veterans and those who have veterans in their families or among their friends, here is important information.

Stars and Stripes reports that a new study has found that recent U.S. War veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) along with physical pain are often prescribed Morphine and similar powerful painkillers. Subsequent suicides, other self-inflicted injuries, and drug and alcohol overdoses were all more common in veterans with PTSD who received these drugs. The Department of Veterans Affairs paid for the study, which is based on VA health care data. An abstract of the study is available on the Journal of the American Medical Association website. For complete guides to all veterans benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.  http://www.military.com/military-report/veterans-get-risky-painkillers?ESRC=


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