Topic: “Problems with Drugs”
While serving in the prestigious 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army, Daniel turned to drugs and alcohol after the suicide of his best friend. Several years later, it was the death of another loved one that moved Daniel to regain control of his life.
July 07, 2021 | 4-minute readPTSD, Problems with Drugs, Anger and Irritability
For a Veteran facing a mental health challenge, the term “treatment” can mean counseling, medication, self-help approaches, peer support services, or some combination of those options.
October 26, 2020 | 4-minute readTrouble Sleeping, Depression, Problems with Drugs
It can feel daunting to start a conversation or take a first step toward helping a loved one who’s facing a mental health challenge. Family members of Veterans share their stories and the lessons they’ve learned about making a difference.
April 23, 2020 | 4-minute readProblems with Drugs, Depression
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.
April 10, 2020 | 5-minute readPTSD, Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Nightmares, Homelessness
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
Doug, a U.S. Army Veteran, battled addiction to opioids before finding help.
December 07, 2017 | 5-minute readProblems with Drugs
The latest Make the Connection video, "Strength Over Silence," highlights stories of how Veterans used their voices and reached out for mental health treatment to improve their lives.
May 10, 2017 | 3-minute readJobs and Employment, PTSD, Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Transitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping
Servicemembers continue to inspire us after their military service. Read four inspiring stories of Veterans who overcame challenges such as PTSD and problems with drugs.
April 24, 2017 | 6-minute readPTSD, Problems with Drugs, Physical Injury, Military Sexual Trauma, Flashbacks, Transitioning From Service