Helpful Resources for Veterans
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As a veteran, you are taught to be strong and resilient, but hardships in life can happen unexpectedly.
If you or someone you know needs help, Rally Point Palm Beach Rehab is committed to supporting veterans and active duty personnel. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and get the help you deserve.
After leaving the military, veterans may find that they’re unable to continue ignoring their mental health because they no longer have to desensitize and suppress emotions like they did when they were on deployment or in combat. Being back home gives veterans the time and space to process what happened to them, but since they’ve trained themselves not to feel, they may turn to drink heavily or abusing prescription drugs to numb their feelings.
As a veteran, you know that things don’t always go according to plan so when life throws you a curveball, there are veteran assistance programs you can turn to for help. Reaching out for support not only can help with a particular issue but also improve other parts of your life by alleviating stress, anxiety, or depression.
Veterans can experience family and relationship problems when they return home due to the challenges of readjusting to civilian life, dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and using alcohol/opioids to numb emotions, among other things.
Formerly known as Civilian Health, TRICARE is a health care program for military service members, veterans and their dependents. Insurance coverage is available for all branches of the military including the Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and the United States Public Health Service.
Across the country, in small towns and big cities, there are veterans struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Stressors that are specific to military life – deployment, combat exposure, and post-deployment civilian/reintegration – have been linked to an increased risk of developing a substance use disorder (SUD) in military personnel and veterans.