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The cover story reports on efforts to help American veterans transition into the civilian workforce. A second, two-part feature on opioids looks first at the uptake of buprenorphine as a recovery drug that helps those addicted to heroin and prescription painkillers, and then at ways to combat poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, which supplies 90 percent of the world's opium. The Voices column features Rebecca Zimmerman's account of the experiences of frontline civilians — federal workers, contractors, aid workers, journalists — who return from conflict zones with disorders such as PTSD. The Research Briefly column describes RAND's efforts to improve anti-hazing initiatives and foster military family resilience programs for the U.S. Department of Defense. The Giving column describes the Lenzner Challenge Fund for Criminal Justice Research, spearheaded by Terry Lenzner, a pivotal figure in U.S. civil rights history.

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