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Risks, Warning Signs, and Prevention Methods for Veteran Suicides

Military veterans represent an extremely sensitive group of the general population of the United States of America in terms of their vulnerability to developing a substance abuse disorder, or an SUD for short. Their susceptibility originates in their tribulations sustained during active service and their inability to adequately reintegrate back into civilian life after finalizing […]

How Does Stigma Affect Veterans’ Mental Health?

The stigma associated with drug and alcohol addiction is one of the main barriers veterans face in seeking treatment. The fear of being judged or labeled makes veterans with addiction hesitant to seek help, which can lead to serious, potentially fatal outcomes.1 Veterans tend to suffer from substance abuse disorders more frequently than non-veterans, and […]

Transition from Military Service to Civilian Life

Transitioning from military life to civilian life can be an extremely difficult ordeal for a large number of veterans. Many service members can face unique challenges during their adjustment to a new way of life. These typically range from inability to find a job to coping with a wide range of mental health problems and […]

Disability Benefits for American Veterans: Ratings & Eligibility

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities are entitled to protection and benefits that guarantee them a dignified and fulfilling life. As defined by the act, a disabled person is someone suffering from a physical or mental health condition that impairs their functioning in at least one significant aspect of daily life.1 […]

Salute To Recovery: Substance Abuse Recovery for Veterans

Substance use disorders (SUDs) are a common problem among veterans in the United States, with many of those who have served in the military affected. Unfortunately, mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can worsen SUDs or even cause their development in veterans. Studies suggest that more than one in ten veterans develop […]