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Local Vets struggle with PTSD, addiction

Emily took a bullet in the helmet while a combat medic in Afghanistan. She helped many lives while in active duty. But things got harder when she returned to California. She returned she started relying on drugs and pills to get through each day. “About one in 10 veterans seen by Veterans Affairs (VA) returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan struggle with substance abuse, and the rate is double for veterans with PTSD.” Read the story at VoiceWaves.



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This entry was posted on July 22, 2016 by in Print, Voicewaves and tagged , , , , , , .

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