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Military veterans are at a higher risk of developing addictions and other mental health issues than civilians. The men and women veterans who served our country deal with many challenges from traumatic events. Some veterans try to cope or self-medicate by abusing alcohol or other addictive substances.


Veterans Addiction Overview

While on active duty, military servicemembers endure a lot of high-stress experiences, especially deployment and combat exposure. After they leave duty, veterans often experience issues readjusting to civilian life.

Many veterans struggle with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), some of them experience homelessness, and many of them turn to alcohol, nicotine, or other drugs to cope.


6.2% of veterans (1.3 million people) had a substance use disorder (SUD) in 2019.

Veterans who experienced trauma in their service or were injured during combat are at risk for increased drinking or drug use.

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