Vietnam: Follow-Up Study - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior

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Vietnam: Follow-Up Study

In the summer of 1971, the U.S. military forces in Vietnam were being rapidly reduced. To deplete the forces there quickly, many men were being sent home before the usual tour of twelve months was complete. A urine-screening program was established in July to detect the recent use of illicit drugs by men scheduled to depart Vietnam for the United States. Those detected as positive were kept for DETOXIFICATION for about seven days, retested, and sent home only if they had a negative test. The urine screening was initiated in response to great concern that many members of the military had become addicted to HEROIN in Vietnam. The fear was that they might continue their addiction in the United States. Because the great majority of those returning were due for discharge on return, the MILITARY would have no further control over them. They might...

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