Alcohol and Anxiety: What Veterans Need to Know

Alcohol and Anxiety: What Veterans Need to Know

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse, as many as one in 10 veterans meet the diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder, a rate higher than that among civilians. From the stress of deployment to reintegration upon returning home, many veterans...
Why Avoidance Coping Is Common Among Veterans

Why Avoidance Coping Is Common Among Veterans

Avoidance coping is a common survival technique for veterans who have endured psychological stress. You may shut off in response to unpleasant thoughts and feelings. Maybe you avoid places that remind you of your time deployed. While these acts of self-preservation...
C-PTSD vs. PTSD: What’s the Difference?

C-PTSD vs. PTSD: What’s the Difference?

As a veteran, you’re most likely familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But have you heard of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD)? Despite their overlapping symptoms and the similar experiences that cause them, these are different...
Eating Disorder Treatment Options for Veterans

Eating Disorder Treatment Options for Veterans

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, eating disorders are associated with a person’s obsession with their body weight, shape, and food. The effects of eating disorders can be life-threatening, resulting in the need for immediate eating disorder...
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