April 11, 2012 vfpvc

CONTACT: Shelly if you are interested or know someone shelly@veteransforpeace.org

They have this story in mind: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-army-medication-20120408,0,1291311.story

“After two long-running wars with escalating levels of combat stress, more than 110,000 active-duty Army troops last year were taking prescribed antidepressants, narcotics, sedatives, antipsychotics and anti-anxiety drugs, according to figures recently disclosed to The Times by the U.S. Army surgeon general. Nearly 8% of the active-duty Army is now on sedatives and more than 6% is on antidepressants — an eightfold increase since 2005.”

They are struggling to find a veteran who would be ready to talk to us about their struggle with prescribed drugs addiction while on active-duty and, possibly, share with our viewers what is really going on with the prescription drugs in the military now.

They may change the name and not show their face in the report – if there are privacy concerns.

They just want to make our piece based on a real-life account of a person who experienced this problem, to tell a deeper story, a personal one – not just numbers on screen.

They would be really grateful if there’s any way you could help us finding such person.



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