Veterans Information

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Military Financial Guide to Transitioning to Civilian Life

Veterans Addiction and Alcoholism Guide
https://www.detoxlocal.com/resources/veterans-addiction-alcoholism-guide/
In addition we also have a website that is centered around the Opioid Epidemic
http://www.opiates.net/resources

How to Help a Veteran with Substance Abuse: http://www.rehabcenter.net/veterans-and-substance-abuse/

Sokolove Law has some great information listed here - https://www.sokolovelaw.com/about-us/healthcare-resources-for-veterans/

For vets who worked in IT while serving, it can be very difficult to transition into a civilian IT job. The University of North Dakota has created a guide outlining Cyber Security Education and Training Resources for Veterans . The goal with this guide is to help Veterans gain qualifications and education to help transition into civilian life, with a secure and rewarding career.

Of the 3,000 individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma every year, approximately 30% of them are veterans. Therefore, we are making it our mission to provide our resource to as many people as possible.
https://www.mesotheliomavets.com/veterans/

The program is free to veterans at the VA who struggle with addiction. The coolest part about the program is that the VA provides financial assistance, food vouchers and other forms of help to the veterans in the program, as long as they stay sober.
https://sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/veterans/

A Guide to Addiction and Recovery for Veterans

Veterans Drug Addiction and Treatment

We provide information and resources for mesothelioma patients and their families.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen. Caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers, mesothelioma is often diagnosed in older individuals who worked with asbestos products. Prognosis for mesothelioma is poor, but early detection and new treatment provide hope for many patients.

Home Buying Resources for Veterans - Help Available to Veterans Purchasing a Home

American Indian/Alaska Native Veteran Stand Down Funding Available Through USDOL/VETS

My HealthVet Update - 0510/17

Department of Veterans Affairs Update - 04/24/17

My HealtheVet Update - April 26, 2017

Please help spread the work about this new tool via organizational newsletters, emails, presentations and social media.
www.accesstocare.va.gov

SAF Launches New Mobile App

Mesothelioma and Veterans

Advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses - Veterans and Mesothelioma

Why Outreach to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Veterans?


In September 2012 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a comprehensive profile of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) veterans. There are currently more than 154,000 AI/AN veterans. Although Native Americans serve in the U.S. Armed Forces at a higher rate per capita than any other ethnic group, the report, titled "American Indian and Alaska Service-members and Veterans," shows that in several key measures AI/AN veterans are worse off than other veterans. Here is a selection of important stats from the VA's study:

7.1% - The unemployment rate of AI/AN veterans
4.9% - The unemployment rate for veterans of all other races
15.3% - The percentage of AI/AN veterans who do not have health insurance
6.3% - The percentage of veterans of all other races who do not have health insurance
36.4% - The percentage of AI/AN veterans who suffer from one or more disability
26.2% - The percentage of veterans of all other races who suffer from one or more disability
18.9% - The percentage of AI/AN veterans with a service-connected disability rating
15.6% - The percentage of veterans of all other races with a service-connected disability rating
Read the full report here.

Cigarette Smoking in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

Find out about OEF/OIF/OND Veterans’ use of VA health care facilities and common diagnoses, including PTSD, by viewing the latest reports for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015:
VA Health Care Utilization by Recent Veterans
VA Facility Use by Recent Veterans with PTSD


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