Medical Links for Veterans

Community and Support for Veterans

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PTSD self-test for veterans  

Some studies have shown promising results for patients who want to use CBD to reduce symptoms of PTSD and chronic pain from injuries. However, since CBD cannot be prescribed by VA clinicians due to FDA regulations, many veterans aren’t aware that assistance programs for CBD are out there. You can find our guide to veterans’ discount programs, along with other guides about how to use CBD safely and effectively, here:

CBD For Veterans
Using CBD Safely When You Have PTSD
When is CBD Appropriate for Pain Reduction?

https://www.drugrehab.org/veterans-and-substance-abuse/

Substance Abuse in Veterans: A Guide for 2020 

Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Low Self-Esteem 

Alcohol and Drug Rehab for Veterans finding treatment near you

A Veterans Guide to Health and Nutrition

Cancer patients can improve their sleep health

Real Warriors Dealing with mental health

Addiction-suicide-veterans Addiction and Suicide Amongst Veterans: Finding Hope In The Darkness

Quit Alcohol The Dangers of Drinking and Driving

Alcoholism in Veterans

Service Dogs for Wounded Veterans

21st Century Oncology Veterans Page 

Welcome to Make The Connection - Connecting Veterans and their friends and family members with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their health, well-being, and everyday lives. 

OEF/OIF combat Veterans can receive cost free VA medical care for any condition related to their service in the Iraq/Afghanistan theater for five years after the date of their discharge or release.Learn more at www.oefoif.va.gov  or call 1-866-606-8216 (7am - 7pm CST M-F).

The Disabled American Veterans Department of California has an additional resource for women veterans through their women Veterans Rights Committee.  The committee is there to help facilitate identifying issues that effect women veterans as well as trying to identify resources to correct these issues.  Women Veterans should feel free to contact Patricia Wheeler [celticmarine139@gmail.com] with issues or information.  

Good reference material for assistance after the military

NATIONAL RESOURCE DIRECTORY
The National Resource Directory (NRD) provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. (More resources: scroll down)

PTSD

VA/DOD Smart Phone App Helps Veterans Manage PTSD
Information on the PTSD Coach app is on the VA’s National Center for PTSD Website: More apps can be found at DoD's National Center for Telehealth and Technology.

Some of the most important human victories of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and past wars are being fought and won here at home when a wounded soldier returns from war.  These men and women are committed to serving our country and their commitment doesn’t end with an injury; their commitment inspires them and all of us to find new ways to serve and create a victorious life. Check out this website.

Veterans, Addiction, and PTSD - A medical article about veterans and addiction, and covers the relationship between PTSD and addiction.

Local Veterans Addiction Treatment Center Locator-Gov Data 

Veterans Library Diseases & Conditions - A VA page that helps identify conditions and educate veterans about common diseases.

Military Health System

Some military health related links thanks to Chloe Pearson from Consumer Health Labs

Official Website of the Military Healthcare System http://www.health.mil/

Medicare Supplement Search for Veterans https://www.ehealthmedicare.com/medicare-supplement/

Military Mental Health Resources http://www.militarymentalhealth.org/articles/

Mental Health Services | VA.gov http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/

Health Insurance and Mental Health Services http://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/health-insurance/index.html

Locate Mental Health Service Providers http://www.zocdoc.com/therapist-counselors

Veterans with Mesothelioma  - United States Military veterans make up over 30% of all patients with malignant mesothelioma, caused by exposure to asbestos. Learn more about your benefits options with our VA-accredited claims agents, all free of charge.

MesoCare is a free public service that is dedicated to providing, support, education and hope for patients and loved ones who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Helping your family and friends with Addiction 

 

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