The millions of men and women who have served in the armed forces are the ones on the frontlines keeping Americans safe. The United States has a responsibility to do everything possible to protect their wellbeing and overall health, especially by managing chronic pain and preventing opioid overdose or suicide. The emotional and physical costs veterans have paid in the course of duty are extremely high. An unfortunate consequence of protecting Americans against foreign and domestic threats is that many veterans live with debilitating mental and physical pain.

Addressing the Problems of Opioid Abuse