November 11, a day set apart to respect all military men and women who served to keep us free. A day to affirm their sacrifice and pray for those who suffer from PTSD and seek consolation in drugs and alcohol.
According to Addictioncenter.com, “Many men and women who are serving or have served in the United States military struggle with addiction . . .
Veterans who have seen combat may have co-occurring disorders such as depression or PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder, in addition to an addiction.
Once referred to as “shellshock” and later “battle fatigue,” veterans with PTSD have witnessed traumatic events such as combat exposure . . . multiple deployments can also trigger drug or alcohol use, which all too often lead to addiction . . . MANY VETERANS [ up to 20 percent] TURN TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE TO SELF-MEDICATE AND NUMB THEIR PAIN.” https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/veterans/
In tribute for all our brave veterans have done, will you take two minutes to watch the following video?
More importantly, will you take time to find and suggest a support group to those who in need of a recovery program to help them overcome their addiction?