Topic: “Problems with Alcohol”
Learn more and watch videos of Veterans sharing their experiences with problems with alcohol and what they did to get on a path to recovery.
After Treatment for Substance Misuse, a Veteran Gains a Sense of Purpose
A Veteran shares his story of substance use disorder, treatment and finding his place in the world after the Army.
4-minute readStress and Anxiety, Problems with Alcohol, Homelessness, Financial and Legal Issues
Finding Support From Fellow Veterans To Cope With Trauma
“I wish I would have done it sooner”: A Veteran’s story of seeking support from other Veterans and finding relief from memories of trauma.
4-minute readAnger and Irritability, Nightmares, Problems with Alcohol, Family and Relationships
Trauma, Transitioning and Treatment
Two Veterans discuss the traumas of their combat service in Iraq, the difficulties they faced when they transitioned out of the U.S. Army, and the therapies that worked for them.
4-minute readNightmares, Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trouble Sleeping, Problems with Alcohol
More Than Mental Health
Three Veterans talk about the surprising ways their lives changed as they started managing their mental health symptoms. Learn what these Veterans Know during Mental Health Month and all year round.
4-minute readTransitioning From Service, Problems with Alcohol, Stress and Anxiety
Through Veterans Treatment Court, Ray was ordered into mental health treatment. That’s when the Veteran’s life started to change.
3-minute readAnger and Irritability, PTSD, Problems with Alcohol
Helping One Can Help Many
Kyle experienced PTSD after witnessing heavy combat casualties in Iraq, where he served as a Marine Corps field radio operator. His transition back into civilian life was rough and included a trip or two to jail and a couple of stays at psychiatric hospitals. Some caring Veterans intervened, urging him to get help at VA. That’s where Kyle learned how to manage his PTSD, and he now helps other Veterans find their footing.
2-minute readPTSD, Problems with Alcohol, Transitioning From Service
Saving a Life With Strength and Love
Nick and Felicia’s whirlwind romance was affected by the aftermath of his multiple combat deployments, PTSD, suicide attempts, and alcohol use. But instead of giving up, Felicia summoned her strength and told Nick he had to get help. Her support saved his life.
3-minute readProblems with Alcohol, PTSD, Family and Relationships
Finding Direction Despite Difficulties
Alcohol use, stress, a major combat injury, and depression after his service in the Marine Corps led Marcus to ask for support. Through therapies and treatments, he learned that his experiences, no matter how bad they seemed, could help him become a better person.
3-minute readProblems with Alcohol, Physical Injury, Depression
A Military Family’s Story of Support
Hear stories from a Veteran’s family about how shared experiences helped them learn to support each other in seeking mental health treatment.
3-minute readAnger and Irritability, Problems with Alcohol, PTSD
Confronting the Aftermath of Military Sexual Trauma
Survivors of military sexual trauma can face a range of challenges, including substance misuse, feelings of depression, trouble sleeping, and more. But support for recovery is available.
5-minute readMilitary Sexual Trauma, Problems with Alcohol, Family and Relationships
Help for Handling the Holidays
Be mindful of year-end holiday parties, outings, and traditions and the stress they may bring to your Veteran loved one.
3-minute readDepression, Problems with Alcohol, Anger and Irritability
Be Mindful of Your Alcohol Use During the Holidays
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
Steps for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep
Veterans’ sleep can be affected by traumatic experiences, a racing mind, or old military routines, but there are steps you can take to create a healthier sleep routine.
5-minute readTransitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping, Feeling on Edge, Problems with Alcohol
“Don’t Give Up”
The continued support of her son has helped Agatha, a U.S. Army Veteran, address the anxiety she has faced since leaving military service.
4-minute readAnger and Irritability, Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service, Depression, Problems with Alcohol
One Veteran Continues To “Adapt and Overcome” After Military Service
After leaving the Army, Jesse spent two years drinking alcohol to forget his experience in Iraq. When his drinking cost him a job, he realized he wasn’t the person he wanted to be. That’s when his military training took over.
4-minute readJobs and Employment, Transitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping, Problems with Alcohol
"There’s So Much Hope Out There"
Lucinda, a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, used alcohol to try to dull the pain after the death of her son. Through counseling, she’s found purpose and passion in her life again.
4-minute readPTSD, Problems with Alcohol, Stress and Anxiety
An Army Infantryman’s Journey to Recovery
Hear how Tony, a U.S. Army infantryman, overcame problems with alcohol and PTSD with the support of his wife, Kacie.
3-minute readPTSD, Problems with Alcohol
A Sister's Support
Jenny was there to support her brother David when he experienced posttraumatic stress disorder years after returning from Vietnam.
4-minute readFamily and Relationships, Problems with Alcohol
A Series of Chaotic Mistakes That Somehow Went Right
Rick, a U.S. Navy Veteran, overcame PTSD and problems with alcohol through cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, and more.
3-minute readPTSD, Problems with Drugs, Problems with Alcohol
The Moment When Recovery Begins
Mental Health Month can be the moment when all Veterans see that recovery is possible.
3-minute readFamily and Relationships, Problems with Alcohol
Today I’m Sober for 31 Years
Hear how John, a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army, reached out for support on his path to three decades of sobriety.
3-minute readProblems with Alcohol
My Story, My Connection: Self-Acceptance
Follow the journey of TJ — a U.S. Army Veteran who found self-acceptance and a new purpose to overcome his alcoholism.
2-minute readProblems with Alcohol
After Decades, a Weight Is Lifted
After decades, a U.S. Navy Veteran finally confronts childhood sexual trauma.
5-minute readSuicide, Problems with Alcohol
3 Generations of Navy Veterans Share Stories of Hope
Navy Veterans from three generations talk about their stories of mental health challenges and recovery.
4-minute readFamily and Relationships, Problems with Alcohol
All Rise: Veterans Treatment Courts Provide Valuable Help
Hear the inspirational story of Tim, an Air Force Veteran who found help and now supports others through Veterans Treatment Courts.
3-minute readProblems with Alcohol, Financial and Legal Issues