Veterans’ Lived Experiences Series: Substance Misuse

The Veterans Health and Wellness Foundation (VHWF) in partnership with the George Mason University’s (GMU’s) Military, Veterans and Families Initiative (MVFI) presents at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST on 12 January 2020 – the next topic in our Veterans’ Lived Experiences Series:

Substance Misuse

About this Event: Veterans struggle with alcohol and drug use problems at higher rates than non-veterans. Some of these struggles are linked with higher rates of PTSD, chronic pain and other disorders. In this installment of the “Veterans’ Lived Experience” webinar series, the Veterans Health and Wellness Foundation and Mason’s MVFI are partnering to bring you one veteran’s story of struggle with substance misuse. Dr. Patti Ferssizidis, a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in substance use disorders prevention and treatment, Clifton Lewis, Executive Director for U.S.VETS — Washington D.C. and our guest Veteran will discuss his journey. Resources on where to find help will also be provided.

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Once registration is complete, you will receive an automatic confirmation email with the zoom log in. Please contact Lesley Irminger, if you have questions on the registration. For questions on the webinar, please contact Keith Renshaw (

Be sure to check out all of our Veterans’ Lived Experiences Series.