America’s service members carry the weight of a nation on their shoulders. For many, that burden only increases after discharge, when the transition back to civilian life poses new and unexpected challenges.
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.
When it comes to treating addiction, knowledge is power. You wouldn’t head off on a combat mission without reconnaissance, so why do the same when it comes to your treatment?
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.