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Fake Xanax

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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Red Eyes from Drinking

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

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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FMLA for rehab

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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drug and alcohol addiction

The 5 Most Common Causes of Addiction in Veterans

Drug and alcohol addiction continues to be a serious problem in the United States. In fact, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people have been struggling to find help for their substance use disorders and are left feeling lost. And for veterans who face unique challenges, finding help can be even...
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veteran drug rehab

The 5 Stages of Relapse for Veterans

Everyone has to deal with stress and other unpleasant emotions, but lately a lot of people have gotten more than their fair share. The coronavirus pandemic has put a lot of mental stress on individuals in recovery, which translates to increased risk of relapse. But contrary to popular belief, relapse is not something that happens...
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stages of alcoholism

Stages of Alcoholism for Veterans: How to Break Free

While alcohol addiction starts in a wide variety of ways, the progression of alcoholism actually follows somewhat uniform stages. These stages of alcoholism are not perfectly defined, but they can help individuals determine whether or not they are addicted to alcohol. And that’s important, since veterans are at an increased risk to use alcohol as...
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Am I an alcoholic

Am I an Alcoholic? How to Tell If You Have a Problem

Drinking alcohol is a common social activity, especially among veterans. In fact, alcohol use can be a staple of bonding among military personnel. But while it’s true that not everyone who drinks has a drinking problem, alcoholism can affect anybody, and it’s important that veterans be especially wary due to their predisposition to certain mental...
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does alcohol cause cancer

Does Alcohol Cause Cancer? Here’s the Sobering Truth

Having a drink after work: harmless, right? Drinking alcohol has certainly been normalized in our society. Most people are aware that alcohol use can become a harmful addiction, but that’s far from the only danger that comes along with drinking even a moderate amount. Alcohol is actually a known carcinogen that can increase your risk...
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