June 30, 2022

Substance Abuse & PTSD Resources

Almost 1 out of every 3 Veterans seeking treatment for substance use disorder also have PTSD. Studies show PTSD and substance use problems are strongly related in people who served in the military and in civilians. Therefore, our organization is raising awareness of co-occurring disorders during May – National Military Appreciation Month as well as June, PTSD Awareness Month. 

Below are just some of our free resources available for veterans and military members suffering from co-occurring disorders and PTSD: 

  • State of Veteran Mental Health and Substance Abuse in America provides interesting infographics and statistics that relate to veterans alcohol consumption and social/emotional/physical issues.  
  • PTSD & Substance Abuse in Veterans discusses what PTSD and why it occurs, additionally how to get help to overcoming the symptoms and struggles of living with PTSD
  • Veteran Drug & Alcohol Rehab gives statistics of U.S. veterans with substance addiction, how mental health and chronic pain affect addiction and additional support groups for veterans.  
  • Resources for Veterans– offers multiple resources and guides for veterans and family members to navigate co-occurring disorders common in veterans and active service members

For those hoping to find help in their local areas they can also use our free directory to locate the nearest treatment facilities or they can use our free text line to start the road to recovery.

Tamarah Ibraheem

American Addiction Centers