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Veterans, Fireworks, and PTSD: Newark Star-Ledger Cites VFR CEO Eric Golnick on Controversy

The following article, extensively citing Veterans & First Responders Healthcare (VFR) CEO Eric Golnick, appeared in the Newark Star-Ledger, of Newark, New Jersey, on July 3. It presents an important controversy; we urge our readers to read and comment.  VFR is the sister company of Strive Health and is co-located in all Strive facilities.   The Indiana-based group Military with… Read More

VFR Healthcare and Strive Health Partner with Veterans Administration to Increase Access to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services for Veterans

Veteran & First Responder Healthcare (VFR), the sister company of Strive, issued this press release today.  A landmark agreement, we are republishing it here. VFR Healthcare (Veteran & First Responder Healthcare), the sister company of Strive Health, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new partnership to enhance Veterans’ access to substance abuse and mental health… Read More

‘We understand veterans’ issues, because, like you, we have been there.’

The following message was written on Memorial Day, 2018, by Dr. Robert Pyles, Chief Medical Officer of Strive Health and of Veteran & First Responders Healthcare (VFR) .An established leader in the addiction and mental health fields, Dr. Pyles has served as President of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society, and the Coalition for Patient Rights...and in Vietnam at… Read More

Veterans & First Responders Launch Powerful New Website

We are proud and excited to announce the new, powerful web site released last night by VFR and Strive Health. We think it clearly articulates our mission of outpatient treatment exclusively for veterans, service members, and first responders, and how we personally understand this mission.   Veterans, service organizations, therapists, know how critical it is to shine a light on… Read More

Strive and VFR in the News: Recovery Friendly Workplace program seeks to find jobs for those in recovery

by RENATTA SIGNORINI  | Sunday, April 8, 2018, 7:57 p.m. It can be tough to get a job while in recovery from a drug addiction. Sometimes it's the stigma that can surround addiction. Other times, a criminal record might be a stumbling block. “They can have a hard time getting jobs, sometimes their record,” said Tim Phillips, director of the Westmoreland County Drug Overdose… Read More

Strive Health Selected as an Early Adopter for New Hampshire’s ‘Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative’

Strive Health today announced it has been selected by Governor Chris Sununu as an early adopter of New Hampshire’s ‘Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative’. Originally announced in the 2018 State of the State Address, the "Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative" promotes individual wellness for Granite Staters by empowering workplaces to provide support for people recovering from substance use disorder. “This initiative will… Read More