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Veterans Newsletter

  • Veterans Update, Volume 3, Issue 8, August 2017 
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Veterans Health Concerns

Rhode Island Division of Veterans Affairs

The Rhode Island Division of Veterans Affairs operates the Rhode Island Veterans Home, the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery and the Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs.  The Division also assists Rhode Island veterans and their families by providing information, links to resources, and referrals to community-based support services.

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Mesothelioma

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/Depression/ Substance Abuse/ Sleep Disorders

Dare to Dream Ranch  (D2DR), a non-profit 11-acre farm in Foster, RI, was founded to provide alternative therapy programs for US Military veterans, and their families struggling with emotional challenges like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Depression, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) using equine therapy, yoga, horticulture therapy, nutritional cooking, woodworking, fly tying, career coaching and more to help them be successful civilians.

 

Karen Dalton, Founder & Executive Vice President

12 Snagwood Road, Foster, RI 02825

Karendaltonhealthyliving@gmail.com

401-919-2059

  • Matthew Patton Foundation
    Their mission is to solve mental health issues identified by active-duty and Veteran Service members and their families to better serve their needs and prevent negative consequences such as suicide.
  • Tuck Advancing Better Sleep
    Tuck aims to improve sleep hygiene, health, and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free resources. Boasting the largest collection of aggregated data on sleep surfaces on the web (over 95,000 customer experiences from nearly 1,000 individual sources), Tuck aims to power consumers, sleep professionals, and the troubled sleeper looking for answers.
  • The Recovery Village
    They volunteered their time and service to our country. They sacrificed their comfort and peace of mind. “They” are the veterans of the United States military. Many men and women retire from the military with memories they wish they didn’t have. For many of them, these plaguing thoughts have the power to wreak havoc on their lives and those of their loved ones. In many cases, veterans turn to drugs and alcohol as a result of various mental disorders associated with these thoughts, especially PTSD. Luckily, there are resources available to help.
  • Alcohol Rehab Guide (ARG)
    Alcohol Rehab Guide (ARG) is dedicated to helping people overcome alcoholism and achieve long-term sobriety.  Our team is made up of individuals who have personal experience with alcohol addiction, and understand the importance of delivering top-notch resources and information.  That was our inspiration. ARG aims to educate people on the dangers of alcohol addiction and guide them or their loved one into a treatment program.
  • Alcoholism in Veterans (REHABSPOT)
    After returning from service, many veterans struggle with job placement, financial stability, and familial support, which can trigger depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and irritability, in turn, depression, PTSD, and irritability make it more difficult to find and maintain a job and achieve financial stability and familial support creating a vicious cycle.  These debilitating curcunstances directly impact a veteran's life choices and wellbeing, leaving some to self-medicate with alcohol.
  • Veterans and Addiction
    Many men and women who are serving or have served in the United States military struggle with addiction.
    Veterans who have seen combat may have co-occurring disorders, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, in addition to an addiction.
    "Traumatic events such as combat exposure and multiple deployments can trigger drug or alcohol use, which all too often lead to addiction."