Drug abuse by military personnel


In 1980, out of 5,324 USA servicemen removed from nuclear weapons work, the largest proportion (1,726) went because of drug abuse. A 1982 Pentagon survey showed that 31.4% of American servicemen in Europe admitted using drugs including marijuana, cocaine and LSD in 1981. Among young enlisted men the figure exceeded 40%. Some scientists believe the drug-taking increases the risk of a serious incident, maybe nuclear, happening by mistake.

Related Problems:
Military prostitution of women
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST