Service Dog Resources
Service dogs can be wonderful companionship and provide invaluable assistance to those with physical or mental needs. Below are web links for organizations that provide service dogs for wounded warriors:
To help those who are unable to afford the cost of a service animal, here is a guide that breaks down the total costs of obtaining a service dog, and provide a list of several alternative methods for financing these costs.
PTSD Substance Abuse Disorders Guide
Emotional and mental injuries resulting from combat situations can be absolutely devastating. The incidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is alarmingly high among our men and women serving abroad, with almost one in five Warriors being diagnosed with this condition once they come home. Additionally, suicides have increased dramatically in the last few years and are significantly higher in Warriors of recent war theaters compared with other veterans from previous wars (www.veteransandptsd.com/PTSD-statistics.html). If Warriors don't receive immediate help with this problem, they can become especially vulnerable to the temptation of substance abuse as a coping mechanism. Website: drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/ptsd/
Additional Rehabilitation Resources for Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Wounded Warriors are often given prescription pain killers to help numb the pain associated with their physical injuries, and it is not uncommon for addiction to these drugs becoming a significant issue. This addiction can lead to abuse of prescribed psychotropic drugs, alcoholism, and even illegal drugs. Anyone familiar with this chain of events knows the downward spiral that ensues. Fortunately, there are rehabilitation centers available that can effectively address and help Wounded Warriors stop these problems before it's too late.
: AddictionCenter.com is a professional webguide that can connect addicts and families with recovery and treatment options. Advanced recoverysystems.com shows all the facilities composed within their network scattered across the United States that treat all types of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders, and mental health issues. Additionally, an excellent resource that reviews the nation's top rehab facilities is www.rehabs.com. For those challenged by drug and alcohol abuse in the Tyler, TX area, help can be found at www.rehabs.com/local/tyler-tx/. An additional helpful resource for those in the Tyler area can be found at www.recovery.org/browse/tyler-tx/.
Alcohol Rehab Guide (ARG) is an organization that provides comprehensive and reliable information about alcohol abuse. ARG has specific information for veterans who are facing alcohol addiction, this resource can be found at www.alcoholrehabguide.org.
There is a growing concern across the country regarding veterans and drug addiction. Luckily, there are treatment facilities with special programs designed to help. For more information visit: Rehabspot.