Coronavirus (COVID-19): Response and Updates for Clients, Families, and Referents

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Substance Use Treatment for Veterans

It takes a special person to answer the call to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Unfortunately, this career often thrusts members of the military into difficult situations they may have trouble coping with. This has created an increasing need for substance use treatment for veterans. There’s a crisis occurring with the men and women of our military, and it’s vital that we address it.

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Veterans Addiction Help – Substance Abuse Help & Treatment

The men and women of the Armed Forces serve our country valiantly. Unfortunately, they’re often left to fight their own battles once they return home. We too often see heightened rates of drug abuse, alcoholism, mental health disorders and suicide among vets. Transformations at Mending Fences is here to let former service members know they’re not in this battle alone.

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Helping a Navy Service Member Cope with Addiction

Serving in any branch of the military creates unique stressors that members of the general public rarely experience. Even comparatively to the rest of the military, though, members of the Navy face extreme difficulties. Repeat ship deployments can take away a sailor’s social support system — even when they’re stationed with their family. This partially explains rates of addiction in the Navy.

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Navy

While the U.S. Navy isn’t the largest branch of the Armed Forces, it still plays a significant role in the fight to stop substance abuse and alcoholism in the military. It was the first branch to institute a zero-tolerance policy on illicit drug use. Unfortunately, this did not effectively end drug and alcohol abuse in the Navy. And for veterans, the problem is even bigger.

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Marines

The Marine Corps is one of the smallest branches of the military, but it’s also one of the most highly trained. Its units take on missions that would typically only fall to the most specialized units of other branches, and unfortunately, this has led to high rates of drug and alcohol abuse in the Marines. Even worse, these behaviors are often viewed as acceptable within the ranks.

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Best Treatment Programs for Substance Use Problems for VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is tasked with providing vital services to military service members once they leave active duty — including those related to healthcare. Unfortunately, many vets end up needing treatment programs for substance abuse issues. While using drugs isn’t common within ranks, addiction rates skyrocket after they leave the service.

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Drug Abuse in Veterans: Causes and Effects

The difficulties of serving your country in the military don’t end simply because you’re discharged. The effects of stress, trauma, injuries, and other negative outcomes can follow a person for life. This partially explains the issue America currently faces with drug abuse in veterans. But while addiction is a persistent enemy, victory in the battle is achievable.

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Alcoholism in Veterans: Causes and Effects

Just because people leave the military doesn’t mean the military leaves them. While there are many traits learned in the Armed Forces that carry over positively into civilian life, this isn’t the case for everything. One of the biggest issues facing the men and women who served America is alcoholism in veterans. Unfortunately, many aspects of the military can cause this.

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