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How to Raise Awareness about Veterans and Substance Misuse
Nov 11, 2021

Veterans Day is a day to honor those who have served in the United States military and is celebrated annually on November 11th. These dedicated men and women have put their lives on the line for their country, and inevitably, for all of us. And unfortunately, after being discharged, many, especially those who have served […]

Addiction Treatment for Veterans in Texas
Sep 24, 2021

Where Are Veteran Rehabs in Texas? There are 431 rehab facilities throughout the state of Texas that treat drug and alcohol addiction. Many addiction centers are located near larger cities to meet the demand, but they exist in smaller towns too. The breakdown of the type of Texas substance abuse rehab treatment centers is as […]

VA Disability and Drug Use: Is Substance Misuse a VA Disability?
Jul 29, 2021

Disability benefits may cover physical conditions as well as mental health conditions.1 Those benefits may also apply to substance use disorder (SUD), which is sometimes simply called “addiction.” SUD is a disease that leads to problems with substances such as drugs and alcohol. If SUD is left untreated, it can negatively affect other aspects of […]

Veterans with Mental Health Challenges are Combating the Stigma
Jun 17, 2021

It takes courage to serve one’s country. And it takes courage to be willing to sacrifice one’s life in the name of service. The impact of the experiences on the battlefield in foreign lands is a weight that’s all too heavy for most. It’s not the temporary burdens of carrying physical objects that are the […]

Veterans Treatment Court: Treatment and Alternatives to Prison
Jun 4, 2021

What is Veterans Treatment Court? Veterans treatment court offers treatment services for SUDs and/or mental health disorders rather than incarceration.2,3 These programs are modeled after existing drug or mental health treatment courts that were established to help people with SUDs and/or mental health disorders to receive short term or long term rehabilitation treatment rather than […]

Veterans, PTSD, and Addiction Recovery
Jun 15, 2020

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a chronic mental health disorder that can cause immense distress for someone that has experienced trauma. Symptoms can vary and can range from mild to severe, even possibly debilitating.1 Certain groups, such as Veterans, are more likely to suffer from PTSD, though the condition can affect anybody who experienced a […]

Veterans and Addiction Recovery
Jun 1, 2020

June 6th marks the anniversary of D-Day, one of the most important military operations of the 20th Century. The fighting saw heavy casualties, with many soldiers going on to live with physical, behavioral, and emotional wounds. Battle wounds are an unfortunate way of military life, and scar Veterans even today. Veterans struggling with physical and […]

Substance Misuse in the Reserve and National Guard
Apr 9, 2020

Substance Misuse Among Service Members Substance misuse is an issue in the military. Studies indicate significant numbers of alcohol use disorders among both active-duty service members and Veterans, with alcohol use being more prevalent than that of illicit drugs.1 Though problematic substance use may develop as a result of several factors, there are many reasons […]

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