Mary Ann’s focus on her children kept her motivated to seek and stick with VA treatment for substance use disorder and severe depression. The Navy Veteran found recovery, housing and a fulfilling job — all thanks to the treatment she had been avoiding for years.
4-minute readProblems with Drugs, Depression, Family and Relationships, Homelessness
David largely ignored the emotional toll of his military service, but he could not ignore the loss of his older brother a short time after David transitioned out. Aimless and alone, David took a self-destructive path of drug and alcohol misuse and criminal behavior. In the court system, he found treatment for substance use disorder and a navigated a new path.
3-minute readProblems with Drugs, Homelessness, Financial and Legal Issues
Find resources to help Veterans cope with a drinking problem or maintain their sobriety around the holidays.
2-minute readProblems with Alcohol, Family and Relationships, Homelessness
Serving as a Navy Seabee, Phillip escaped certain death when an unseen hand rescued him from a mudslide in Honduras. A decade later, when he found himself mired in PTSD, anger, aggression, and drug use, it was VA that pulled him up. Now, Phillip is a state-certified peer specialist, offering a helping hand to other Veterans in crisis.
5-minute readPTSD, Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Nightmares, Homelessness
Ryan, an Army Veteran, had been homeless for six months and was battling PTSD when a stranger took him in. He’s since earned two degrees and started a new career in massage therapy.
6-minute readAnger and Irritability, Homelessness