Many men and women who are serving or have served in the United States military, or any military may struggle with addiction. Veterans who have seen combat may have co-occurring disorders, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, in addition to an addiction.
Traumatic events such as combat exposure and multiple deployments can trigger drug or alcohol use, which all too often lead to addiction.
Veterans experiencing stress or a psychological health concern could be at risk for misusing substances as a way to cope. Misusing alcohol, drugs, and even things like gambling and pornography can cause harm to your health and well-being. Negative effects include: mood and behavior concerns, damaged relationships and financial troubles. It can ruin your career, it can also have a major impact on the lives of their families and friends.
It is important that veterans misusing harmful substances get connected to help.
When you were active duty, you were part of a team, substance abuse pulls you from that into a lonely existence.
The founder of Live Free Online Addiction Recovery Training and its Creative Director are veterans and want to help. We know that you, like us, have felt the call of duty, and you answered, and now we want to help you get back the life you deserve.
We offer special discounts and programs for combat veterans. We also know that some active duty personnel may not want to go into formal treatment (see High Achievers) and we may be the best, most private option available.
Let us help those that stood in that first line of defense.