According to a 2017 study, more than one in ten veterans have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder, indicating that veterans often experience traumatic events that trigger drug or alcohol use. A separate study found that 30% of completed veteran suicides were preceded by alcohol or drug use.
The NYC Department of Veterans' Services connects veterans to substance abuse resources to ensure that those battling addiction can recover and live purpose-driven lives.
Connect to substance abuse services by filling out the VetConnectNYC form and selecting "Substance Abuse" as your preferred service:
Request Services on VetConnectNYC
See below for a list of substance abuse services:
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Substance Abuse Recovery
For veterans in recovery, the following organizations are providing online meetings: