RESOURCES FOR OUR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Almost 1 out of every 3 Veterans seeking treatment for substance use disorder also have PTSD. Studies show PTSD and substance use problems are strongly related in people who served in the military and in civilians. Below are just some of our free resources available for veterans and military members suffering from co-occurring disorders and PTSD:
- State of Veteran Mental Health and Substance Abuse in America provides interesting infographics and statistics that relate to veterans alcohol consumption and social/emotional/physical issues.
- PTSD & Substance Abuse in Veterans discusses what PTSD and why it occurs, additionally how to get help to overcoming the symptoms and struggles of living with PTSD
- Veteran Drug & Alcohol Rehab gives statistics of U.S. veterans with substance addiction, how mental health and chronic pain affect addiction and additional support groups for veterans.
- Veterans & First Responders Addiction Treatment Programs and Finding Drug Rehabilitation in Georgia
- Learn more about opioid addiction and drug addiction in these treatment guides. These guides can be of great use, especially now when overdose deaths have topped 100,000 in the past year: https://www.graniterecoverycenters.com/drug-addiction/treatment-rehab/ and https://www.greenmountaintreatmentcenter.com/opioid-addiction/
- The TBI Warrior Blog is a Traumatic Brain Injury Blog Created by Victor Medina, a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor wounded in Iraq on June 2009 who has a mission with a message that is “IT WILL ALL GET BETTER WITH PROPER CARE, HARD WORK, AND MOTIVATION”.
- Georgia provides several veteran benefits. This website offers a brief description of each of the following benefits – Housing, Tax, Employment, Education and other state veteran benefits.
- National Caregiver Support Line. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has launched several new and enhanced services to help family caregivers of seriously ill and injured Veterans. One of these new services is a toll-free line, the National Caregiver Support Line. – 1-855-260-3274. This toll-free number connects to a referral center that assists caregivers,Veterans and others seeking caregiver information.
- If you or someone you care for is battling with alcohol addiction - also known as alcohol use disorder, alcoholism, and alcohol dependency - you're not alone. According to NIH, alcoholism estimates 15.1 million adults suffer from alcohol use disorder but only 6.7% of these people seek professional support. The Wellness Retreat Recovery has created a resource page on the timeline of alcohol withdrawal and the importance of detoxing, which you can see here: https://wellnessretreatrecovery.com/timeline-of-alcohol-withdrawal-symptoms/
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