Resources for Veterans
Treatment for co-occurring illness and addiction at American Addiction Centers is tailored to veterans, and the following resources on this page can answer questions that veterans and their families have about substance abuse and treatment.
Guides for Veterans
American Addiction Centers (AAC) has resources and guides to help veterans and their loved ones understand the effects and treatment options for alcohol and drug abuse. These guides will provide answer to your questions about the effects of substance abuse and treatment options tailored to veterans.
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 […]
Stigma in the Military Stigmas are attitudes and behaviors surrounding certain aspects of a person that may be perceived as bad—such as mental health issues—that can be demoralizing to that person.2 Stigma may exist in a variety of contexts. These different contexts can include:2,9,10 Self-stigma—thoughts of oneself may lead to feeling ashamed or unconfident in […]
Being a Family Caregiver You may not know that the help you provide your veteran loved one is “caregiving.” If you are a member of a veteran’s family, extended family, or a close friend, and you provide any of the following supports, you are a caregiver:3 Assistance with showering, getting dressed, eating, or using the […]
Substance Abuse in the Air Force Addiction is a pattern of substance use making it difficult to function in daily life.1 Veterans are at increased risk for addiction.2, 3, 4 Common substances that airmen and veterans abuse are alcohol and prescription medications.2, 5 Alcohol Abuse Air Force service members have the lowest rates of heavy […]
Transition Challenges Service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life can have challenges that affect many areas of their lives. For example, while veterans are often excited and thankful to be returning home to their loved ones, they may find it difficult to relate and connect to others who have not experienced life in […]
The Salute to Recovery Program
We believe the road to recovery is a unique journey for each patient. Our treatment team understands that life in service can put individuals at a higher risk for developing substance abuse and mental health disorders.
The Salute to Recovery Program was created with these unique challenges in mind and is dedicated to military Veterans and first responders whose lives have changed and become unmanageable due to alcohol or drug abuse and mental health disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Frequently Asked Questions
Many Veterans and their families have questions about substance use, treatment options, and mental health issues. Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions.