Many veterans become addicted to drugs and alcohol or struggle with co-occurring disorders. Addictions can develop while serving in the military or when they retire and are discharged. Numerous causative factors contribute to these problems.

The opioid epidemic, for example, has heavily impacted veterans, increasing overdose rates. While on Memorial Day, millions of American families honor the memory of the men and women who lost their lives serving the U.S. military, we must never lose sight of all the veterans who made it home but need our help.

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