Recovery After Retirement: Veterans


For many veterans, job-related stress and trauma can impact the mind and body, even after retiring. Retired military personnel often experience co-occurring disorders alongside addiction. Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are considered common co-occurring disorders for veterans, especially those who have experienced combat. Despite several treatment options and resources made available by Veterans Affairs (VA), the number of veterans with substance use disorders continues to rise. Veterans at Risk Substance use disorders (SUDs) significantly affect active duty service members and veterans. While addiction to illicit drugs such as marijuana and cocaine exists among those who have served, the most [...]