Topic: “Problems with Alcohol”
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.
May 05, 2022 | 4-minute readTransitioning From Service, Problems with Alcohol, Stress and Anxiety
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.
January 27, 2022 | 2-minute readPTSD, Problems with Alcohol, Transitioning From Service
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.
October 21, 2021 | 3-minute readProblems with Alcohol, PTSD, Family and Relationships
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.
October 07, 2021 | 3-minute readProblems with Alcohol, Physical Injury, Depression
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.
April 06, 2021 | 5-minute readMilitary Sexual Trauma, Problems with Alcohol, Family and Relationships
Find resources to help Veterans cope with a drinking problem or maintain their sobriety around the holidays.
November 23, 2020 | 2-minute readProblems with Alcohol, Family and Relationships, Homelessness
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.
July 10, 2020 | 5-minute readTransitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping, Feeling on Edge, Problems with Alcohol
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.
March 06, 2020 | 4-minute readJobs and Employment, Transitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping, Problems with Alcohol
Rick, a U.S. Navy Veteran, overcame PTSD and problems with alcohol through cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, and more.
August 27, 2019 | 3-minute readPTSD, Problems with Drugs, Problems with Alcohol
Navy Veterans from three generations talk about their stories of mental health challenges and recovery.
October 12, 2017 | 4-minute readFamily and Relationships, Problems with Alcohol
Hear the inspirational story of Tim, an Air Force Veteran who found help and now supports others through Veterans Treatment Courts.
October 10, 2017 | 3-minute readProblems with Alcohol, Financial and Legal Issues