Opioid and other substance misuse, overdose risk, and the potential for prevention among a sample of OEF/OIF veterans in New York City.

@article{Bennett2013OpioidAO,
  title={Opioid and other substance misuse, overdose risk, and the potential for prevention among a sample of OEF/OIF veterans in New York City.},
  author={Alex S. Bennett and Luther Elliott and Andrew Golub},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 10},
  pages={894-907}
}
This paper describes veterans' overdose risks and specific vulnerabilities through an analysis of qualitative data collected from a sample of recently separated, formerly enlisted OEF/OIF veterans in the New York City area. We illustrate how challenges to the civilian readjustment process such as homelessness, unemployment, and posttraumatic stress disorder can render veterans at increased risk for negative health consequences and then present veterans' perspectives as they outline several… CONTINUE READING