Members of our military returning from combat operations have high rates of substance abuse.  They  often exhibit a co-occurring triad of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and pain, which complicates the problems with substance abuse and leading ultimately, to addiction.   Read more in Returning-Veterans-With-Addictions (PDF)   For related links, see also  Prescription Drugs and Our Military  and  Veterans Bear Brunt of Weak Treatment Options.