Posted: September 12, 2012 - 10:43am
September is National Recovery Month. For those who find the month-long dedication to recovery something to scoff at, listen up. It's a step in the right direction.
Veterans dealing with substance abuse and PTSD suffer as much from stigma as they do from these very real illnesses. Much has been written on this topic of addiction and stigma among our vets, yet the elephant is still sitting square in the middle of the room. The admonitions to resist such prejudice have been unrelenting and consistent.
Posted: September 10, 2012 - 4:25pm
Over the past decade, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense have expanded their efforts to meet the mental health needs of our service men and women. In particular, a better understanding of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury (TBI) has led to major changes in how the healthcare community addresses veterans' needs.
Posted: June 8, 2012 - 4:40pm
For veterans struggling with substance abuse, getting help can seem all but impossible. The stigma attached to addiction and trauma keeps too many veterans out of treatment -- whether it's the warrior ethos that's been instilled throughout their service or the fear of consequences for admitting they need help.
We know treatment works.
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