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National Guard Veterans and Substance Abuse

The National Guards of the Army and Air Force usually train one weekend per month with one 2-week training period per year. However, they and other members of the Reserve...

Addiction Treatment for Coast Guard Veterans

Substance abuse is a significant concern for veterans of all branches of the military, including the Coast Guard. At times, it can be hard to determine exactly how many military...

Veteran Suicide Risk and Prevention

Suicide is a national problem in the U.S. and a major concern for our active-duty soldiers and military veterans. Soldiers may experience a variety of difficult and traumatic events including...

Making the Transition from Active Duty to Civilian Life

The transition from military to civilian life can be a welcome one for many servicemembers. However, despite enjoying many aspects of civilian life, 27% of veterans report that having difficulty...

Substance Abuse Rehab for Marines and Veterans

The stresses and culture of military service may put Marines at risk of substance abuse and addiction. Fortunately, there is hope. Not only do the Marines offer programs available to...

Army Veterans Drug Rehab & Addiction Treatment Options

Active-duty servicemembers work in environments that expose them to extreme, often traumatizing situations, which may lead to substance abuse as a coping mechanism. Additionally, substance abuse is associated with co-occurring...

Support for Veteran Caregivers: When to Ask for Help

Caregivers are people who provide significant care for another person who is unable to fully care for themselves due to an injury, disability, illness or other issue(s). Providing care for...

How the MISSION Act Helps Veterans Get Treatment

The MISSION Act of 2018 helps the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expand caregiver benefits, improve veteran access to both community and VA healthcare facilities, and “recruit and retain...

Navy Veterans and Substance Abuse

Veterans are at an increased risk for developing substance use disorders (SUDs).1 Risk factors include deployments, exposure to combat, difficulty transitioning out of the military into civilian life, and lifetime...

Substance Abuse Programs for Air Force Veterans

Members of the Air Force, like other military branches, dedicate their lives to the people and the freedoms of the United States. Air Force members accept the risk to their...

Signs of Alcoholism in Veterans

Military service creates many hazards that affect the physical and mental health of servicemen and women. The risks continue when service ends, as many veterans find themselves experiencing the effects...

Stigma’s Effects on Veterans’ Mental Health

Veterans suffer from addiction and mental illness at significant rates, but a large portion do not get the help that they need.1 Almost 90% of veterans with a substance use...

How to Get Treatment with the VA and Desert Hope

Veterans’ substance abuse is an issue across all branches of service. While many Veterans Affairs’ (VA) treatment centers provide quality treatment, many VA drug rehab programs are not close to...

Nevada Resources for Military Veterans

Common Challenges Among Military Veterans Veterans of the U.S. Military face unique challenges when they return to civilian life. They may suffer from medical problems that began during service/combat; they...

Finding Peace for Veterans at Desert Hope

“Our premier drug rehab center in Las Vegas, Nevada is the perfect place to start your new life.” The phrase lies on the front of Desert Hope Treatment Center’s website and...

US Cities with the Highest Number of Homeless Veterans

One of the most tragic aspects of war is the toll it takes on the people who risk their lives to protect our country. In an appalling number of cases,...

Finding Freedom For Veterans

For many of us, the Fourth of July holiday is a celebration we look forward to. Cookouts, fireworks and time off work has us excited to celebrate our freedom and...

State of Veteran Mental Health and Substance Abuse in America

Across America, perhaps no one single group of people sacrifice more for their country than the armed service members – both active duty and retired veterans who at some point in their...

The Treatment Needs of Military Veterans with Drug Abuse & PTSD

Veterans are a unique population with unique treatment needs. Common challenges faced by military veterans include: Difficulty reintegrating into civilian life. Serious physical injuries, including brain injuries. Co-occurring disorders such...

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