Civil War Veterans and Opiate Addiction

Here’s Dr. Jonathan Jones giving a really nice presentation on opiate addiction among Civil War veterans.

The video’s description reads, “Jonathan Jones of Penn State University talked about widespread opiate addiction among Civil War veterans. He explained how prescribing opium and morphine — common treatments used for wartime injuries — grew into lifelong drug dependence for many. Virginia Tech’s Center for Civil War Studies hosted this event and provided the video.”

https://www.c-span.org/video/?477833-1/civil-war-veterans-opiate-addiction

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