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Substance Abuse and PTSD Is A Deadly Mix For War Vets

Substance Abuse and PTSD: A Deadly Combination

The statue of the Three Soldiers at the Vietnam Memorial.  This war probably produced more PTSD and substance abuse victims with vets than any other to date

The statue of the Three Soldiers at the Vietnam Memorial. This war probably produced more PTSD and substance abuse victims with vets than any other to date

Our war heroes should be greeted with parades and celebrated.  Instead in many accounts, they fall into the cracks of society and become addicted to drugs and alcohol.  Combined with their war experiences, they sometimes face psychological issues as well.  This sad reality should be unacceptable in America.  These men fought for our freedom and deserve much more instead of addiction, substance abuse and nightmares.

These dangers have been researched recently.  The combinations of PTSD and substance abuse on veterans was looked at by researchers at the University of Michigan.  Rick Nauert, PhD. covers their research in his article, “Combination of PTSD, Substance Abuse Can Be Deadly For Veterans” (From PsychCentral)

New research from the University of Michigan suggests that veterans battling post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and substance abuse disorders face a greater risk of death.

The study, which includes findings from veterans returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the first to assess the combined impact of drug or alcohol use disorders in association with PTSD.

To read the entire article, please click here

Our vets served us.   It is time we served them!   If you know a veteran suffering from addiction and PTSD then help them by seeking out abuse counselors.   We need to show them that we have their backs.

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