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  • Talk to your veterans about substance misuse

    Michael Leach, Special to the Village News|Updated May 18, 2024

    There is a growing problem within the veteran community. Substance use, addiction, and overdose have impacted many veterans’ lives. Unfortunately, the stigma that surrounds addiction prevents countless veterans from seeking help. We must continue to destigmatize the discussion about addiction, focus on helping veterans, and highlight how drug education and early intervention play a significant role in reducing substance use, especially with alcohol. Alcohol is often the catalyst that leads to addiction for many people as i...