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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. SAMHSA leads efforts to ensure that American service men and women and their families can access behavioral health treatment and services.
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Veterans have an increased risk of developing alcohol use disorder (AUD). They are also at risk for PTSD, depression, and anxiety, especially those who were active duty. All of these issues are interlinked and create unique challenges for those who saw military service.
Addiction Center is an informational web guide for those who are struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring behavioral and mental health disorders. Addiction Center works with nationally recognized treatment facilities to provide treatment counseling, rehab placement and insurance/financial consultations for those seeking help. Veterans who have seen combat may have co-occurring disorders, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, in addition to an addiction.
Veterans and Substance Abuse: The Many Sides of the Problem – Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Their goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life
Substance use disorders, or SUDs, are common among military veterans in the United States. About 11% of veterans who use the Veterans Administration for healthcare services show signs of substance use disorder. Male veterans are more than twice as likely to deal with alcoholism than female veterans. Males also present with exactly two times as many instances of drug use disorders than female veterans.