VLES: Substance Misuse

Veterans Lived Experiences Series (VLES 2021-01).

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 partnered 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 discuss the complex journey of dealing with and recovering from substance misuse. Resources on where to find help were also provided.

This event took place on January 11th, 2021. This Veteran’s Lived Experiences webinar concludes with some of the questions from attendees answered by the panelist.

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