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How to Get Help for Opioid Addiction as a Veteran
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How to Get Help for Opioid Addiction as a Veteran

By on Apr 12, 2024 in Addiction, Blog, Drug Addiction, PTSD, Veterans & Military

Opioids are one of the most important pain-relieving medications available today. For Veterans suffering from intense injury and pain after traumatic experiences, medications like this can prove vitally important. The problem with opioids is their high risk of leading to addiction and dependence. Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a growing problem for Veterans. It is...

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Aging Veterans and Alcohol Use Disorder
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Aging Veterans and Alcohol Use Disorder

By on Oct 11, 2023 in Veterans & Military

Being in the military means you’ve probably experienced a wide range of emotionally charged events. It also means you may have suffered injuries or found yourself unable to manage stress well. For many older Veterans, all of that pain and suffering is difficult to manage. Some develop  alcohol use disorder (AUD) in an attempt to self-medicate pain with...

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Aging Veterans and Alcohol Use Disorder
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How PTSD in Veterans Impacts Their Families

By on Aug 23, 2023 in Blog, PTSD, Veterans & Military

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) changes lives. It occurs when someone faces traumatic experiences that continue to impact them, often in very intense ways, for years to come. While PTSD is a very personal battle, it also impacts family and loved ones of those who suffer from it.  Veterans, who are at high risk for struggling with PTSD, often need...

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How Veterans Can Transition Back to Civilian Life and Overcome Addiction Challenges
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How Veterans Can Transition Back to Civilian Life and Overcome Addiction Challenges

By on Feb 15, 2023 in Addiction, Blog, Veterans & Military

Transitioning from the intensity of military life back to civilian life isn’t simple for anyone. In some situations, it’s quite difficult to make this move, especially if you have been in combat or other intense scenarios in which your life and well-being have been on the line. Studies from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs make it clear. There’s ample risk to...

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