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What Are the Stages of Recovery for Veterans?

The substance abuse recovery process looks different for everybody who goes through it, but this is especially true for veterans, who often struggle with co-occurring mental health conditions on top of addiction. So what exactly are the stages of recovery for veterans? Below, we’ll detail all of the stages of recovery for veterans to demonstrate...
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5 Things You Need to Know for PTSD Awareness Month

This June is the United States Department of Veterans Affairs‘ (VA) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, and that makes this the perfect time to share information about PTSD. Whether you’re a veteran living with PTSD yourself, your loved one is a service member with post-traumatic stress, or you just want to support people dealing...
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Painkiller Addiction: More Opioids for COVID Long Haulers

For many people with COVID-19, the recovery process was very simple and took only a few weeks. But for others, side effects of COVID-19 persist. Known as COVID long haulers, these individuals can experience symptoms and side effects of COVID-19 long after their body has stopped fighting the virus. And in some contexts, this can...
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What Is the Connection Between PTSD, GABA, and Alcohol?

Experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in addition to an alcohol addiction is a common occurrence for veterans. What many people don’t know is that there are ways to prevent PTSD symptoms from getting worse.  If you are looking to heal from PTSD and addiction, the trick is to learn about the relationship between the an...
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Alcohol Vitamin Deficiency in Veterans: Recovery in DeLand, Florida

It’s no secret that many people feel sick after drinking alcohol, but there might be more to that sick feeling after drinking. In cases where people drink large amounts over a long period of time, alcohol vitamin deficiency can appear. And that’s a problem, both because it creates a host of health issues, and because...
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Can You Spot Fake Xanax? How Veterans Can Stay Safe

Fake Xanax bars are spreading throughout the United States. This medication is meant to soothe the nerves, but counterfeit pressed Xanax bars are actually causing people to fatally overdose time and time again.  If you have ever taken anxiety medications or you are currently struggling with an addiction to drugs, it’s possible that you have...
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What Does Fentanyl Look Like? How Veterans Can Protect Themselves

Fentanyl abuse is a crisis affecting people across the country. And according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, this issue is only getting worse as more and more individuals die from fentanyl overdoses and other health complications due to synthetic opioids. Part of the problem is that for a lot of people, they don’t...
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Alcoholic Eyes: Drinking Alcohol & Your Eyesight

Alcohol consumption impacts every function in the body, including vision. The lasting effects of alcohol on optical nerves, blood vessels, and brain-to-eye messaging can be referred to as “alcoholic eyes.” And conditions caused by alcoholic eyes can be short or long-lasting. Keep reading to learn more about how alcohol and eyesight are related and how...
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Can the Liver Heal Itself? | Veteran Alcohol Abuse FAQ in 2021

Alcohol abuse continues to be a serious problem among America’s veterans. Reasons for higher substance abuse rates among military personnel often involve stressors, such as combat training and deployment. Many times this stress results in mental conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and other mental health conditions that damage mental health. In response...
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Can I Use FMLA for Rehab? Veteran Rehab Facts

After returning from military life, transitioning to civilian living can be hard. And it can be especially hard when you find yourself in a good job, but addiction threatens to ruin it. Left untreated, substance use disorders often lead to problems at work, such as trouble completing assignments and difficulty showing up on time. For...
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