Substance abuse and mental health issues are on the rise in the military community, and TRICARE — the insurance provider for service members and their families — is announcing it will offer expanded options to help members attack those problems.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Jessica N. Etheridge
The Marine Corps will not be able to stop suicides, sexual assault, and substance abuse in its ranks. Despite a report that shows an upward shift in suicides in the Marine Corps. Despite a 2014 Rand Corporation study that shows the sexual assault rate in the Marine Corps surpassing that of all other services. Despite a 2004 report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism that shows the rate of alcohol abuse highest among Marines, in comparison with its sister services. The Marine Corps cannot do it for one reason and one reason only: It’s just too busy.