How Addiction Affects our Veterans

Veterans deal with many challenges when it comes to co-occurring disorders. The pressure of deployment and combat can exacerbate underlying mental health issues. Substance abuse is a common way of dealing with coping with disturbing memories. 

More than 2 out of 10 veterans with PTSD also have a Substance Use Disorder.

Support veterans in need. Help is available!

TO ASSIST A VETERAN SUFFERING FROM SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER:
 Contact SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS?
Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255