State, VA focus on fighting opioid abuse among veterans

The VA and Department of Justice are working together to help veterans who are addicted to opioids and prevent others from getting hooked.

It’s the newest phase of Wisconsin’s Dose of Reality campaign. Leaders gathered at the VA Clinic in Green Bay to discuss their goals.

The DOJ says veterans are twice as likely as non-vets of dying from a drug overdose. This is attributed to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other issues tied to their service.

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