Trapped: Understanding Addiction

Episode 19: Addiction in the Military with Colonel Christopher Perry, M.D.

May 15, 2022 Ahana Wokhlu Episode 19
Trapped: Understanding Addiction
Episode 19: Addiction in the Military with Colonel Christopher Perry, M.D.
Show Notes

In this episode, Colonel Christopher Perry, M.D. discusses the prevalence of substance use disorders in military personnel, which substances are most commonly misused, and how addiction is managed in those actively serving. He reviews the importance of screening for and treating use disorders, especially given the high rates of suicide in this population.

Dr. Perry is the Chief Medical Officer for Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint-Base Lewis McChord, Washington. He has extensive experience in treating addiction in military personnel and was a member of the VA/DoD Work Group, which established comprehensive guidelines for the management of substance use disorders in military personnel and in veterans.

Learn more about Colonel Perry at https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-perry-a1298321/

Access the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines at https://www.healthquality.va.gov/guidelines/MH/sud/VADoDSUDCPGProviderSummary.pdf