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Transitioning From Active Duty to Civilian Life

Shifting from military life can be a delicate transition, especially if you served for many years or have retired for medical reasons. It is during this time that many veterans find themselves at a crossroads which can lead them down a path of health and success, or a route to addiction and self-destruction. The choices made at the beginning of this journey will create the foundation of that path, which is why it is so crucial to be properly educated on the hurdles, pitfalls and support resources that await.

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Opioid Crisis Among Veterans

The United States is going through one of its worst drug crises to date as a result of opioid addiction. This epidemic has led to a sharp increase in overdose deaths caused by the use of prescription drugs or heroin, making it the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.

daughter running to greet her father as he returns from combat

What to Expect When Soldiers Come Home

Returning home from combat can be extremely challenging. Soldiers might find that they can’t sleep or are nervous or angry much of the time. These emotions often strain relationships. The first step is to learn what is causing your loved one pain (as much as you can), and from there, you can work together to foster healing.

Tom Spooner

Heart Breakers

I wanted to start writing about War and matters of the Heart. We all have stories of what we did during Battle. I wanted to write about other aspects of War that were equally devastating to me.

We all understand what it is like to have your heart broken. From a girlfriend, death of a family member, big opportunity lost etc. Below is one that I have experienced and I know many of you have also.