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Opioid Addiction Crisis Taking Heavy Toll on Veteran Population

Opioid Addiction Crisis Taking Heavy Toll on Veteran Population

Last October, Reuters reported some alarming facts about how the current opioid crisis sweeping the nation is affecting the veteran population. Key assertions in the story included: Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars combined. Veterans are twice as likely as nonveterans to die from accidental overdoses of… Read More »

Congress Addresses Urgent Care and Mental Health in Defense Bills

As lawmakers in the House and Senate try to hammer out a compromise on their defense bills, they must reconcile their approaches to military health services. Key issues include access to scheduled appointments and urgent care, as well as mental health services. Congress must find ways to reduce costs while expanding coverage, which is not… Read More »

Important Resources for Veterans

Although many veterans of the U.S. military are discharged and come back to seamlessly transition into civilian life, others are not so fortunate. There are numerous problems that plague veterans of all ages, including physical health issues, mental health conditions (especially post-traumatic stress disorder), lack of work and homelessness. If you are a veteran in… Read More »