I chose to work for Warriors Heart as a way of giving back to fellow veterans, as well as gaining some insights for myself. Being a veteran, I can understand and appreciate the struggles some face. My late husband had an excessive drinking problem that eventually claimed his life when he drove under the influence; I was left pregnant and alone and didn’t feel like I had the support of the military as fully as I had hoped. My older brother struggled with a prescription drug addiction for approximately 20 years until he eventually lost his life in 2014. I am now facing those same struggles with my son; he has a current issue with drug use/abuse and has for the past 6 years. Understanding how addiction affects the family is what I already know and can give back to my fellow warriors; I fully hope to learn better from them how addiction affects them. I hope this will help me understand and support my loved ones.