From Delta to Pharmacist--Helping Vets Fight Addiction

policemedic

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This is pretty inspiring. He's facing quite a challenge; I have a large VA medical center in my district and many of the vets I encounter have some type of substance abuse issue. Sometimes this is not of their making--they're victims of poorly planned pain management for legitimate injuries--but sometimes it's the result of poor choices they made. He'll not want for people to help. Here's hoping he succeeds.

'Black Hawk Down' veteran now deployed in fight against opioids
 

Seishin

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I wish him the very best of success with his new endeavor!
 

SaintKP

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That's what I thought. Getting a doctorate in pharmacy science is no easy thing. Making that commitment at 52 and beginning a new career/mission at 57? Wow.
Definitely takes a large pair of stones and an insane amount of drive.
 

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This is pretty inspiring. He's facing quite a challenge; I have a large VA medical center in my district and many of the vets I encounter have some type of substance abuse issue. Sometimes this is not of their making--they're victims of poorly planned pain management for legitimate injuries--but sometimes it's the result of poor choices they made. He'll not want for people to help. Here's hoping he succeeds.

'Black Hawk Down' veteran now deployed in fight against opioids
Totally, fully, and completely agree that substance abuse is very frequently the result of poorly planned pain management, and regardless of the 'cause,' NO one plans to become addicted.

Major props for his desire to get into the fight. That fight needs more soldiers.
 
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