How Veterans Can Stay Safe from Fake Xanax

Veterans have long faced numerous challenges in their transition back to civilian life, including mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. In some cases, medications like Xanax (alprazolam) may be prescribed to help manage these conditions. However, the rising prevalence of counterfeit Xanax poses a significant risk to veterans and … Read more

Challenges Faced by Veterans with PTSD

Reintegration into Civilian Life One of the most significant challenges veterans with PTSD face is transitioning back into civilian life. Adjusting to a new routine, finding a sense of purpose, and building a support network outside of the military can be incredibly difficult. Additionally, the symptoms of PTSD, such as hypervigilance and emotional detachment, may … Read more

How common is PTSD in Veterans?

PTSD Prevalence in Veterans According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), between 11 and 20 out of every 100 veterans who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF) have PTSD in a given year. For Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans, the prevalence of PTSD is between 12% and 15%. For … Read more

What Does PTSD Feel Like?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that affects many veterans who have experienced traumatic events during their service. PTSD can be a debilitating condition that affects a person’s ability to function in everyday life. If you are a veteran who is struggling with PTSD, it is important to know that you are not alone. … Read more

Will PTSD Ever Go Away?

What is PTSD? PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a mental health condition that can develop in response to experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD can include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety, depression, and avoidance of triggers related to the traumatic event. If you or someone you know is struggling with PTSD, it … Read more

Resources for Homeless Veterans

Resolving the Problems of Homeless Veterans It is estimated that at least 500,000 individuals are experiencing homelessness across the United States. And veterans are more vulnerable to homelessness than the general population. Veterans make up around 6% of U.S. residents but 8% of the homeless. The main factors contributing to homelessness in the veteran population … Read more

What is Treatment Court?

What Is a Veterans Treatment Court? A veterans treatment court is an intensive program requiring individuals to take responsibility for their actions while working toward breaking the cycle of drug abuse and criminal activity among veterans. Veterans who choose to take part in a treatment court are given a supportive environment to address their substance … Read more

Veterans Struggling After Military Service

Challenges That Veterans Face When Returning to Civilian Life The transition from service member to civilian is difficult. There are more than a few reasons why this fact remains true for so many former service members, such as gaining new employment, financial challenges, and worries about experiencing homelessness. Often, the challenges can become too much, … Read more

What is the Mission Act?

What You Need to Know About the MISSION Act If you are an active service member or veteran, you need to understand that addiction is not anything to be ashamed of, but it does not have to continue untreated. Local Veterans Administration (VA) programs may not have sufficient resources in their drug use disorder programs, … Read more

How Long is Rehab?

How Long Is Rehab for Veterans? Everyone’s experience with addiction is different, and the duration of rehab may vary. Military veterans dealing with substance use disorders (SUDs) have unique needs, and the length of their stays may range from a few detox days or weeks to months and even years. Extended programs such as halfway … Read more