THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY....

>> A large study of 206,000 veterans (using VA health records from 2000 to 2007) determined that one in three patients were diagnosed with at least one mental heath disorder – 41% were diagnosed with either a mental health or behavioral adjustment disorder, with 15% diagnosed with depression. (Department of Veterans Affairs, 2010)

>> Vets who have been prescribed painkillers and suffer from PTSD along with physical pain are at high risk for drug and alcohol abuse. (Journal of American Medical Association report, March 2012)

>> At least 63% of attempted Army suicides were associated with drug or alcohol overdose. (Army 2020: Generating Health and Discipline in the Force Ahead of the Strategic Reset, 2012)

>> Most soldiers today have deployed at least once; many have deployed two or more times on 12- to 15-month rotations. Nearly two-thirds of those soldiers who deployed had less than 24 months of “dwell” time spent back home resetting, retraining and recuperating before deploying again. (Army 2020: Generating Health and Discipline in the Force ahead of the Strategic Reset, 2012.)

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