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Posted inOpiates, Returning Home to Battle

VA’s lack of pain treatment options led to opiate addiction, veteran says

Justin Minyard, an Army infantryman who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, says he became addicted to opiates prescribed by VA doctors to mute chronic back pain that began after he helped in the 9/11 rescue effort at the Pentagon. “There were better options to treat my pain, and those weren’t presented to me first,” he […]

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