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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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GABA and alcohol

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

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 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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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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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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medications to stop drinking

Medications to Stop Drinking: Which Ones Work?

Every year, millions of veterans deal with an alcohol use disorder (AUD). And while many are able to recover with professional addiction treatment, some also try medications to stop drinking. It’s important to note, though, that medications to quit drinking are only of many evidence-based treatment options. What does that mean? In almost every instance,...
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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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functioning addict

Are You a Functioning Addict? Signs of Addiction

Often when thinking of addiction, you might picture all of the ways that this condition can debilitate people: losing one’s job, being unable to form healthy relationships, struggling with mental health, becoming isolated, and so on. It’s easy to see these as the hallmarks of addiction. But sometimes, the consequences of addiction aren’t so clear....
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