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Prescription Drug Abuse in the JLBC Cadet Corps

Title: Prescription Drug Abuse in the JLBC Cadet Corps


Prescription drug abuse has become a significant public health issue, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds, including cadets in the JLBC Cadet Corps. This case study will explore the factors contributing to this issue and its impact on cadets' lives. We will also identify potential strategies for addressing and preventing prescription drug abuse in the JLBC Cadet Corps.


Prescription drug abuse is using a prescription medication in a way not intended by the prescribing doctor. It can include using someone else's prescription, taking a higher dose than prescribed, or using the medication for recreational purposes. Commonly abused prescription drugs include opioids, central nervous system (CNS) depressants, and stimulants.

Case Study:

Cadet John Doe, a 17-year-old cadet in the JLBC Cadet Corps, was recently found with a bottle of prescription opioids in his locker. The medication was not prescribed to him and was reported stolen from a fellow cadet. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that John had been struggling with stress and anxiety related to the rigorous demands of the cadet program. He had turned to prescription drugs as a coping mechanism, believing they would help him perform better academically and physically.

Discussion Questions:


  1. What are some common reasons people abuse prescription drugs?

  2. How can the misuse of prescription drugs affect an individual's physical and mental health?

  3. What consequences could Cadet John Doe face within the JLBC Cadet Corps due to his prescription drug abuse?


  1. How can the JLBC Cadet Corps identify and support cadets at risk of developing a prescription drug abuse problem?

  2. What role do family, friends, and the community play in addressing prescription drug abuse in the JLBC Cadet Corps?

  3. What are some potential short-term and long-term effects of prescription drug abuse on a cadet's military career?


  1. How can the JLBC Cadet Corps implement a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to prevent and address prescription drug abuse?

  2. What are some ethical considerations for the JLBC Cadet Corps when addressing prescription drug abuse among cadets?

  3. How can the JLBC Cadet Corps collaborate with other organizations and agencies to address the broader issue of prescription drug abuse in society?

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