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PTSD and substance abuse

How Does Combat Exposure Affect Veterans?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorder, and other mental health problems are common ailments in veterans who have had combat exposure. But how exactly does combat exposure affect veterans, and is it affecting you?  Learn more about how you can assess stressors based on your own experiences in order to find the right treatment...
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PTSD Medication: Does It Help?

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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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 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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Veteran PTSD Statistics That Everyone Should Know

Understanding veteran PTSD statistics is the first step in receiving rehabilitative care. By understanding your risk of PTSD, you can better address any resulting addiction or mental health problems. Rates of PTSD differ based on several factors, so read on to determine how likely post-traumatic stress disorder is to affect you or your loved one....
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Do I Need Veteran Drug Rehabilitation?

As a service member, knowing when it’s time for veteran drug rehabilitation can be difficult. You may feel unsure about whether your symptoms are “bad enough” to warrant treatment, or you might feel pressure to handle addiction and mental health issues on your own. Unfortunately, substance use disorders and invisible wounds of war rarely go...
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The Best Treatments for PTSD and Addiction

Many people who struggle with substance use disorders also have symptoms of mental health struggles. Though treatment options for co-occurring disorders continue to improve throughout the country, treating post traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders is a specialized task. This article details everything you need to know about the link between post-traumatic stress disorder...
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Finding Help for Veterans with PTSD

For many friends and families of service members, finding help for veterans with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can feel impossible. Living with PTSD can lead to substance abuse, damage relationships, and generally lower the quality of life for military personnel. Whether you’re a family member, a friend, or a veteran yourself, everyone can benefit by...
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The Connection Between PTSD and Veterans

Although we tend to think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a modern disease, it has actually been around for a long time. However, only recently have healthcare professionals truly begun to understand what it is and how to care for it. This is partly due to the fact that PTSD manifests itself in many...
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