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Person-Centered Care: Substance Abuse Support for Veterans

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Mon, Dec 30, 2019

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As the holiday season comes and goes once again, we thought it was important to shed light on a group that is often overlooked: our veterans.

Per the website help.org, in 2015, 1 in 15 veterans had a substance use disorder. According to a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), around 3.7% of service members before the Vietnam war reported substance abuse, but recently, 12.7% of members who have served since 2001 reported drug abuse, more than tripling the pre-Vietnam rate.

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Topics: Veterans, Substance Abuse

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