Winning the “Battle at Home”: A Forever Recovery Launches New Information Portal to Help Veterans Fight Addiction

September 17, 2013

A Forever Recovery has launched a new information portal to help Veterans and their families win the “battle at home” against addiction, and to understand the link between substance & alcohol abuse and war zone deployment.

Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 17, 2013

A Forever Recovery, a unique treatment facility that empowers clients to find the recovery base that is best for them, has launched a new information portal at http://blog.stopyouraddiction.com/military/ to help Veterans and their families win the “battle at home” against addiction.

The portal, which launched on September 11, 2013, features resources and information on a variety of addiction and treatment-related issues:

  •     Why military deployment can lead to substance abuse
  •     Whether Veterans are more likely than civilians to commit suicide
  •     Veterans, PTSD and SUD (Substance Use Disorder)
  •     What’s being done to help men and women adjust to life after deployment

“Since 2001, approximately 2.5 million members of our military have been deployed into combat zones, and many more Veterans still live with the after-effects of conflicts in Vietnam and Korea,” commented Per Wickstrom of a Forever Recovery. “The physical and mental trauma that these brave men and women have endured – and continue to experience — is a major reason for the overall increase in substance abuse among Veterans. Given our expertise in the field of addiction treatment, we felt that it was our moral responsibility to create a portal that offered clear, accessible and objective information and resources. It’s just one of the ways that we can honor and respect those are put their life on the line in combat zones far away – and now need our help more than ever to win the `battle at home’.”

According to statistics from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA):

  •     1 out of every 4 Veterans from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan report mental or cognitive disorder symptoms.
  •     1 out of every 6 Veterans report post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms.
  •     In addition to substance abuse and dependence, other traumatic problems experienced by returning Veterans include: sleep disorders, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and violence in their personal and professional relationships.

A Forever Recovery’s new information portal for Veterans and their families can be accessed at no-cost, and no membership or subscription is required.

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.

Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/

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