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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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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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How PTSD Service Dogs Help Veterans

Studies prove that having a trained animal companion helps those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders to cope with the overwhelming symptoms. This is true for veterans as well. PTSD service dogs are often a great resource for veterans to rely on for a sense of security as they work their...
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20 Veteran Quotes to Uplift Veterans

For civilians, it can be easy to forget the sacrifices that veterans make. And for veterans, it may feel like the world does not appreciate what you’ve gone through. As a drug and alcohol rehab run for and by veterans, we want to share the best veteran quotes to uplift our military personnel and show...
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How to Stay Active After Retiring from Active Duty

After retiring from active duty, veterans just like you often feel lost, confused, and frustrated upon returning to their communities. You might wonder why it is so challenging to make this trip back home or why you don’t feel safe even though you are no longer on active duty. You probably have asked yourself, “What...
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The Truth of Addiction Rates Among Veterans

While there is rightly a lot of attention paid to veteran PTSD statistics, drug and alcohol addiction rates among veterans go comparatively ignored. But not talking about drug and alcohol abuse in military personnel only creates additional hurdles in accessing addiction treatment. And that’s a problem, because 10% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan...
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Veteran Substance Abuse

PTSD Medication: Does It Help Veterans?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the mental health conditions that millions of veterans face after serving. While the symptoms of PTSD are often intense and lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms when untreated, healing from this anxiety disorder is possible. There are new successful options for treating PTSD, including taking PTSD medication. But what...
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PTSD awareness month

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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complicated grief

Complicated Grief and How Veterans Can Move Past It

Every year, millions of United States veterans find themselves dealing with complicated grief as a result of their military service. But why is this grief so difficult to move past? And what makes veterans so vulnerable to it? Read on to learn about how veterans can successfully navigate the grieving process and get help for...
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