Opioid Abuse Spiking Among Veterans

Opioid use disorder (OUD) among Veterans is a growing problem with far-reaching consequences. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) 2018 National Health Care Survey revealed that opioid abuse has been on the rise among veterans since 2011, with an estimated one in six now battling OUD.  Opioids being abused include: This alarming jump in