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Research into veterans’ substance misuse

Research into veterans’ substance misuse

Funded by the Royal British Legion, the research shows that for those veterans who took part in the study, excessive alcohol consumption was the norm during their service career and that they did not recognise it as an issue or accept that their alcohol consumption was excessive

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Where It’s Dark as a Dungeon

Dispatches from Wolf Country — Where It’s Dark as a Dungeon

When coal country keeps foundering, what will the loud-mouthed president say then? What lies… A relatively old man. I will die in the foreseeable future; this will will have no effect on me. On the future? Sweet Jesus… Republicans lie, Appalachian Democrats enable and nobody does anything meaningful or positive Lawrence O’ Donnell had Bill […]

Focusing on PTSD in women veterans

Focusing on PTSD in women veterans

For many years the impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on veterans has been the topic of discussion among health and activists circles, but usually with the emphasis on male veterans.

Dispatches from Wolf Country — I now understand

Dispatches from Wolf Country — I now understand

The worst government is often the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression. — Mencken This story from Keith Olbermann’s daily Podcast “Resist!” presented by GQ raised a question in my mind that I’m going to struggle with. […]

A Lifeline for Troubled Veterans

A Lifeline for Troubled Veterans

After the United States withdrew troops from Iraq in 2011, thousands of combat troops were expelled from the force with less than honorable discharges as the military came under pressure to downsize quickly.

Rural Veterans and the Opioid Crisis

Rural Veterans and the Opioid Crisis

Fighting this crisis is difficult and demands action on numerous fronts – we need to focus on prioritizing and empowering the VA so that veterans have quality, affordable physical and mental health care. Our community leaders must take the steps necessary to pursue real solutions to opioid abuse.

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