Veterans Health Center
Veterans and Mesothelioma
Asbestos Use in the Military
Since the early 1900s, construction and manufacturing industries have used the naturally-fire resistant mineral in a variety of applications, ranging from insualtion to spray-on adhesive. To protect its armed forces from fire-related damage, the military purchased large amounts of asbestos-containing materials from these industries, using them in ships, vehicles, and bases. In doing so, it exposed servicemen and women to asbestos, unknowingly increasing veterans’ risk of developing mesothelioma in the future.
If you’re a veteran who served between the 1930s and the 1970s, knowing how and where the military used asbestos will help you determine if you’re at risk. If you’ve already been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or another asbestos-related disease, you’re entitled to benefits and disability compensation from the VA — benefits and compensation that can pay for treatment and help improve your life expectancy. The mesothelioma guide is also a good resource to refer to if you have any question in regards to Mesothelioma and its effects.
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Dealing with Substanse Abuse
Are you a veteran struggling with a substance misuse or co-occurring disorder (PTSD, depression, anxiety, etc.)? Are you a friend or other loved one of a veteran, and you want to learn more about substance use and PTSD among veterans or the ways you can help them? If so, you’ll find the answers to your questions on this page, including information on rehab centers and VA options.The following organization, Recovery Village, is a organization that does just that with locations across the country.
For more information click on the following link, or call 1-844-278-8408. All calls are confidential.
a 2021 guide on Veteran Substance Abuse
Jo Ryan | Veteran and Service Member Outreach Coordinator
Find freedom from Alcohol Addiction
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Locate The Best Inpatient Drug Rehab Center
Finding an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center that fits your individual needs may be the best first step you can take in your journey to long-term recovery. Understanding the different types of treatment modalities offered at inpatient treatment centers will help you choose which facility is right for you.
Inpatient Drug And Alcohol Rehab
Substance abuse has affected millions of people worldwide for some time. The opioid epidemic has continued to grow within the last few decades, alcoholism remains heavily prevalent and abuse of other illicit drugs still runs rampant in the U.S.
Fortunately for those struggling with a substance use disorder or addiction, there are more treatments available now than ever before to help people overcome substance use issues and manage addiction long-term. The most effective of these treatments have proven to be inpatient drug and alcohol rehab.
What Is Inpatient Drug And Alcohol Rehab?
Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab, also called residential rehab, is a form of addiction treatment in which a person stays within a treatment facility for a specified amount of time. During that time, the person receives care and support to overcome addiction issues.
The most effective inpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs afford individuals access to some key program components: licensed and experienced staff and treatment specialists, evidence-based therapies and treatments and a private environment in which to heal. A person within an inpatient rehab program will remain in the rehab center for the duration of the program, receiving a number of treatments depending on his or her needs and the availability of treatments within the facility.
Treatments utilized within inpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs will vary by facility, as will length of treatment, accreditation and licensing of the facility, amenities offered, staff-per-client ratio, counselor-to-client ratio and variety of evidence-based therapies.
Veterans and Homelessness
A couple years ago, it was estimated that over 40,000 veterans were experiencing homelessness on any given night, either sleeping at a shelter, on the street, or another temporary residence. No one, who fights for the freedom of our country, should have to struggle with mental health alone or ever be homeless.
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