The Link Between PTSD and Substance Abuse

For many veterans, the battle doesn’t end when they return home. The shadows of traumatic events loom large, often manifesting as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As they grapple with this mental health challenge, an alarming trend emerges the undeniable link between PTSD and substance abuse. Understanding this connection is crucial for improving veterans’ mental health […]

VA Benefits and Claims

Things to Do to Initiate Your VA Benefits and Claims Make copies of all marriage and divorce decrees. Make copies of all dependent children’s birth certificates and social security cards. Make hard copies of your service medical and military records, as well as medical documentation from any source (private, civilian doctors, hospitals, clinics, etc.) Copy […]

Expanded Access at Commissaries, Exchanges and Recreation Facilities – Fact Sheet

According to the Department of Defense, starting Jan. 1, 2020, all service-connected Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war (POW), and individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible Veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) can use commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare […]

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