A leader in treating veterans warned a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit audience about the pendulum swinging too far toward demonizing opioid medications.
To treat substance use disorders in veterans and active military personnel effectively, clinicians must first understand the unique facets of the culture in which their patients have lived.
The overwhelming majority believes that services to address mental health should be part of any basic health plan, but they also believe most people can’t afford them.
Expectation and experience are important in determining how a user will react to a space. Let’s explore how these concepts apply to flooring, which is an important part of every space we design.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is reportedly shifting 180,000 veterans who have hepatitis C to private payers for treatment.
Warrior Care Network will develop two- to three-week intensive outpatient programs that will provide care for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
A treatment center in Oak Arbor, Miss., reports it is losing $100,000 this year and must reassign some clients because of restrictions placed by the Veteran's Administration.
Regardless of whether the substance use was directly associated with the brain injury or developed as a maladaptive coping mechanism post injury, it is something that cannot be overlooked
Virtual humans built with today's technology show potential to help clinicians and their PTSD patients
As the need for PTSD treatment grows, does the VA even know if its program works? The answer, according to the IOM, is an emphatic 'no.'
Veterans deserve the best care, not less care, do they not?
VA secretary Shinseki calls the lack of honesty and leadership 'indefensible.'
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