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VA MISSION Act & VA Community Care Program for Veterans

In 2019, legislation called the MISSION Act was passed to increase a veteran’s ability to access needed healthcare services. The MISSION Act made it easier for veterans to receive all...

Community Care through the VA and American Addiction Centers

Veterans dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues can access treatment through the VA’s Community Care program. American Addictions Centers offers treatment programs specifically designed for veterans that are...

Supportive Services for Veterans’ Families and Caregivers

Caring for a family member who is physically ill or suffering from emotional disorders can be an emotionally and physically exhausting experience for the caregiver. When the family member/loved one...

Alcoholism in Veterans: Risk Factors and Treatment

Alcoholism is prevalent among veterans, especially among those also suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Military servicemembers face significant stressors that can put them at risk for substance use...

Veteran Suicide Prevention: Rates, Risk Factors, and Warning Signs

Suicide in the U.S. claimed more than 45,000 lives in 2017, including those of 6,139 military veterans. Veterans die by suicide at 1.5 times the rate of the civilian population.1...

Challenges of Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life

Life as an active-duty military member is difficult, challenging, and sometimes even dangerous.  Yet, the transition out to civilian life can also be just as difficult. The transition from active-duty...

Stigma and Why Veterans Aren’t Getting Help

Military service members commit themselves to the country, its people, and its ideals. Veterans and active-duty personnel deserve only the finest treatment, but unfortunately, they may be hesitant to ask...

Veterans and Addiction

Information provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA) indicates the following regarding veterans and substance abuse: Many of the more than 23 million veterans in the United States...

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