This program was provided by the Defense Health Agency under order #HT0014-14-F-00040-P00003, which expired on July 20, 2016.
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The War Back Home


The power and value of computer gaming has been exemplified by its widespread popularity across the world. In The War Back Home, online viewers become gamers in two riveting video case studies about prescription medication misuse (PMM) in the military. After selecting a character and scene, participants will begin a journey through multiple scenes and scenarios involving opioid misuse and abuse. Through the journey, participants will learn to differentiate how their actions, or inactions can impact the outcome of PMM in an individual.

Activity Type: Online Release Date: July 21, 2014 Expiration Date: July 20, 2015 Total Price: Free

This program is not accredited.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify common scenarios for prescription medication misuse (PMM) that can occur among military personnel
  • Assess effective interventions that can be achieved by family members, friends, colleagues and other non-health care professionals who may recognize or suspect prescription medication misuse in a Service Member


There is no fee for this online activity.

Intended Audience

Non-Accredited activity for all Service Members, Veterans, and Civilians.


  1. View the entire activity online
  2. Complete an online evaluation

Hardware Requirements:

Computer/Device with broadband access and speakers

Software Requirements:

Adobe Flash Player, Web Browser (IE 7.0+ or Mozilla Compatible)

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