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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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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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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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Peer Recovery Coaches: Helping Veterans Stay in Recovery

Once you’ve decided to seek alcohol or drug addiction treatment, you might have several ideas of what life will look like after rehab. And a lot of things will change—24/7 care at a veteran addiction treatment center can change your outlook on the world, how you cope with addiction, and how you understand existing mental health issues....
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Veteran Moral Injury

Barriers to Mental Health Treatment for Veterans

Despite the fact that treatment options for people with mental illnesses continue to become more effective and accessible throughout the United States, veterans still face many barriers to mental health treatment. Unfortunately, veterans struggle with more barriers to care than other people who need treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. But why is this...
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Top 5 Veterans Mental Health Services Available in Florida

Did you know that Florida has one of the largest veteran populations in the entire country? With over 1.5 million veterans in Florida comes the need for mental health treatment. But finding the right mental health care for veterans can be confusing and even time sensitive. How do you know which type of treatment will...
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Moral Injury in Veterans

PTSD and Depression in Veterans: Fast Facts

Did you know that there is a connection between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression? Many veterans in the United States struggle with more than just PTSD when they return home from active duty. In fact, veterans who have PTSD frequently have co-occurring mental health conditions like depression. When combined, PTSD and depression can lead...
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