Just as addiction can take months or years to manifest, so too does addiction recovery. Drug addiction recovery for veterans is a process that unfolds over time, both before and after making the decision to get well.
Americans owe it to our vets to stand by them in their hour of need. That means supporting them if and when it comes time to pursue treatment for substance use disorder and/or co-occurring mental health disorders like PTSD or depression.
How to Help a Veteran Find Freedom from Addiction
The friends and family of America’s vets understand all too well what it feels like to be consumed with worry and fear for your loved one. When addiction is the foe your vet is facing, it’s even more painful. Addiction is a cunning, baffling, and powerful adversary. Luckily, no one has to face addiction alone – and that includes military families and the loved ones of vets.
Helping a veteran find freedom from addiction is possible for anyone, and it may be even easier than you think.