Alcohol is commonly used by service members and civilians alike. It is sometimes used as a social activity with your buddies or a way to cope with stress.
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Many treatment plans for psychological and physical wounds alike include the use of prescription medications. Certain types, such as those to treat pain or anxiety, have the potential to cause dependence.
Making up 15 percent of the U.S. military, female service members have seen significant changes in the roles they play while serving. As of January 2016, all military jobs are now open to women.
Service members may face emotional or psychological concerns following a deployment and from the stress of military life. For some, these feelings can lead to thoughts of hurting or killing one’s self.
Substance misuse is a common concern facing service members, veterans and civilians. Substances like alcohol, tobacco and drugs may be used as a way to cope with stress related to combat, reintegration or a psychological health concern. Although using substances may feel like a way to destress or give you relief, their misuse can have a lasting, serious impact on your life.
Warriors in the field depend on each other to get the job done right. Maintaining both physical and psychological strength is crucial to mission readiness.
There are several different types of therapy available for psychological health concerns. The type of therapy you receive depends on the severity of your concern.
As a health care provider caring for service members and veterans, you are committed to supporting their medical care and psychological health.
There is an increased focus on providing evidence-based care in both the military and civilian health care systems.