October 22, 2021

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Veterans Tip of the Week – Sobriety

As many of you know, I have been recommending the home-grown, local veteran coffee socials that are popping up in our communities, as a great place for veterans to meet, socialize and share resources. Usually, there is some joking around, some inter-service rivalry and general story telling.

Occasionally, we take a deep dive into a serious topic. Today was just such a day. The discussion was Sobriety, and one veteran’s journey through substance abuse (called Substance Use Disorder nowadays) to sobriety, with the VA. The personal details of the journey don’t matter, the take-aways do.

First off, you are not the first one to deal with the issues you are dealing with, so none of your problems or issues are insurmountable. Second, there are resources out there to help you, so you are not alone. Third, the VA support system regarding substance use is not about judgement, they are about results and helping veterans get to a better place in their lives. The VA also understands that many times issues are connected. Self-medication might be connected to physical or emotional pain, homelessness and unemployment. They will work with the veteran to identify the issues and their underlying cause, then develop a plan to resolve those issues.

If you feel you are on the edge right now, or you know a veteran you are concerned about, #bethere through the VA crisis line: https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/veterans-crisis-line.asp
It is OK to reach out on someone else’s behalf, even if you are not a veteran.

Here are a few good places to start.

VA substance use page: (they can help you find local resources)

MA state resources:

NH state resources:
As always, please feel free to PM me if you have questions regarding you VA Benefits. If I don’t know the answer, we will find it together. #gogetrated
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