New York Veteran Treatment & Recovery Resources
Veterans of the United States experience substance abuse disorder, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, homelessness, and suicide at higher rates than non-veterans. It’s a sobering fact and the statistics are saddening:
- Nearly one in five veterans will experience a substance abuse disorder.
- Around 30% of Vietnam veterans, 12% of Gulf War veterans, and 20% of Iraq or Afghanistan veterans have been diagnosed with PTSD.
- Rates of major depression among veterans are up to five times higher than average.
- Between 13-20% of veterans are homeless at any given time.
- More than fifteen veterans commit suicide in America every single day.
The US is currently home to over 18 million veterans and to an additional 2.1 million active-duty or reserve-duty servicepeople. New York is home to more than 675,000 of these brave people at the time of this writing. We care deeply about those who defend or have defended our nation, and we want to share some recovery and treatment resources with service members who reside in New York.
For any type of veteran-based assistance, let us be your first stop. Call our free and confidential helpline anytime at 866-928-6339 to reach a trained addiction specialist. Veteran Rehab is a nationwide resource for finding substance use treatment, recovery, and mental health services for veterans. Call or visit us online to learn more about veteran addiction, mental health issues, treatment, insurance options, and a wealth of other resources.
New York DVS Helpline
The state’s Division of Veterans’ Services offers a wealth of information and resources, from benefit claims and employment opportunities to counseling. You may call the NYDVS Helpline directly at 888-838-7697 or click here to visit the website.
Veterans Crisis Line
In 2020, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act established 9-8-8 as the new phone number for the Veterans Crisis Line. Dial 988 and then press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line, or text “Help” to 838255. Services are free, confidential, and available 24/7. Click here for more information, or to access the online chat feature.