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 How Can Old Wounds Heal in Recovery? 

Where one person experiences physical wounds, another might experience spiritual or emotional wounds. This can come from past trauma, being a veteran at war, or physical injury of some kind. The emotional work can often take longer to heal than the physical, depending on the challenge. Working to heal wounds is hard, sometimes taking years to discover the layers of… Read More
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 Tips to Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life More Effectively 

  Civilian life is not for the faint of heart. When veterans return home, they make a transition to becoming a civilian who works where they live, rather than being stationed abroad. It is not an easy transition as many have faced physical, spiritual, and emotional battles while overseas. They might have seen combat, war, and death right in front… Read More
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What’s the Difference Between Fear and Phobias? 

Fears and phobias can easily derail a person’s recovery if they don’t know how to handle them. For families who wonder if loved ones are struggling with one or the other, it can be helpful to know the signs to look for when determining what is happening. Persistent fear may continue in spite of unfounded claims it has no grounds… Read More
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 How Loved Ones Can Help Returning Veterans with Substance Use Disorder

Military veterans often struggle with the return home from combat missions and placement overseas. They witness many things while abroad but they also suffer from mental health conditions and addictions at a higher rate than the average population when they are home. They exhibit posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and pain. Mentally they struggle with different conditions… Read More
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Why is it Important to Know the Differences Between TBI and PTSD Symptoms?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens to some people when they experience an incident that affects brain function. For people who live with TBI, they may also experience symptoms of post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD). The combination of this can be devastating for people to live with because it makes their behavior and actions unpredictable at times. There are also people who struggle… Read More
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How Can Spouses Better Help a Loved One with Addiction?

Helping a loved one deal with addiction is difficult. Spouses, especially, are one of the closest people to the person with addiction, aside from children or another family. They often carry the burden of life with that person, for better or for worse. Intimate relationships can provide a safe space to deal with life’s challenges but may also become safe… Read More
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Why Do Police Officers Struggle with Substance Use? 

Drug use happens in millions of homes across America. There is a challenge for people who struggle with substance use in trying to quit and recover their life. Police officers struggle with substance use disorder (SUD) because of many factors. Addiction can take someone down at any moment. Studies show a correlation between high-stress work and long-term health consequences. Addiction… Read More