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

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Am I Eligible for Mental Health Services?

Far too many people who need mental health services don’t seek them because they think they’re not eligible. However, this is inaccurate in most cases. Help is available for those who know how to find it.

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4 Ways Equine Therapy Can Help Veterans with PTSD

One of the biggest challenges facing veterans today is posttraumatic stress disorder. There are many approaches for confronting this condition, but equine therapy for PTSD has proven particularly useful for veterans.

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Top 5 Benefits of Art Therapy for Veterans

Art therapy has a long history of use in the Armed Forces. Research has proven its effectiveness time and again. That’s why it’s integral to offer this therapeutic approach as part of customized treatment plans.

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Art Therapy for Veterans and PTSD

The battles faced by veterans are many, but an increased focus on these issues has resulted in major recent advancements. Art therapy for vets has shown particular promise, so it’s important that treatment centers offer this potentially lifesaving approach.

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Top 5 Benefits of Equine Therapy for Veterans

Equine therapy has become a common approach for helping veterans who live with addiction and mental health issues. Even when used as complementary to other therapies, it’s a powerful tool in achieving normalcy.

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3 Secret Benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy for Veterans With PTSD

Equine therapy is an invaluable tool for treating veterans with PTSD. There are some secret benefits, however, that even vets themselves may not recognize. These are what make equine-assisted treatment perfect for former service members.

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Equine Therapy and Veterans

Military members experience stressors that can lead to significant psychiatric issues. Fortunately, there are a variety of approaches — including equine therapy — that have proven effective for treatment.

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What Are the Effects of PTSD?

PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. It is a condition that affects people from all walks of life, not just those in combat. You may have heard of this condition, but you don’t know much about it, and you have questions. Here are some answers about the effects of PTSD including one of the most common ones, “Is depression common with PTSD?”…

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VA Alcohol Program: PTSD, Drugs, and Alcohol – You’re Not Alone

Serving in the Armed Forces is one of the greatest callings an American citizen can answer. Unfortunately, statistics show our veterans continue fighting battles long after their service concludes. Alcoholism is one of the biggest problems facing the men and women who serve, and it often leads to drug abuse or worsens PTSD. This is why a VA alcohol program is available for those who need help. 

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Treatment for Veterans – A Guide to TTC VA Programs

Over the past few years, a renewed focus on healthcare treatment for veterans has improved the services available to the men and women who served our country. Unfortunately, this progress has still left many vets behind. Members of the armed forces face unique stressors, and this often creates problems that last long beyond their discharge. 

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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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