Report Shows Increased Demand for Veteran’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment

A report released this week found that veterans are at higher risk of developing substance abuse disorders, and mental health issues and concurrently struggle to find access to health care.

According to an article published by Stars and Stripes, “Rand Corp., a nonprofit think tank, released findings that show a high demand among the veteran population for treatment that concurrently targets substance abuse disorders and mental health problems. Veterans who served after the 9/11 terrorist attacks are at “particularly high risk” for having both, the report says. The most common combination is alcohol-use disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder or depression.”

Relevant Pages: Veterans Disability