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Topic: “Problems with Drugs”

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Learn more and watch videos of Veterans sharing their experiences with problems with drugs and what they did to get on a path to recovery.

"He's My Best Friend Now"

Follow the journey of Ed and his daughter Jasmine — from his drug use and homelessness to one phone call that changed everything.

June 10, 2019 | 4-minute read

Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Homelessness

After Crashing, Stephen Found a Community

Stephen had substance use issues and post-traumatic stress disorder. Now a community of support is helping him follow his dream of working in the mental health field.

April 18, 2019 | 4-minute read

PTSD, Problems with Drugs

“Today, I Welcome the Day In”

Vernon, a U.S. Army Veteran, found support for coping with the effects of a traumatic training accident and problems with drugs.

April 5, 2019 | 3-minute read

Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs

Better, Together

Cheryl helps her partner, Jerry, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, overcome addictions.

January 31, 2018 | 5-minute read

Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs

In Search of Relief, Doug Found a New Problem: Addiction

Doug, a U.S. Army Veteran, battled addiction to opioids before finding help.

December 7, 2017 | 5-minute read

Problems with Drugs

Veterans: Choose Strength Over Silence

As a Veteran or a Veteran’s family member or friend, you know that everyone faces challenges, and that dealing with life’s difficulties takes determination and resilience. 

May 10, 2017 | 3-minute read

Jobs and Employment, PTSD, Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Transitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping

Four Stories That Will Inspire You This Mental Health Awareness Month

Veterans can inspire us in many ways, whether through selfless sacrifice, heroic acts on the front lines, or countless other admirable traits. 

April 24, 2017 | 6-minute read

PTSD, Problems with Drugs, Physical Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, Flashbacks, Transitioning From Service

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