Personal update and today’s topic
Glad to be back blogging again. Unfortunately had caught the infamous COVID. Thankfully it was not a full blown attack besides the body aches and fatigue, but the worse was losing my sense of taste and smell. Recovery didn’t take long and slowly both senses are coming back, thankfully. Now time to discuss a topic that unfortunately plaques our society and especially within the veteran community, addiction. There are many forms of addiction from drug, alcohol, and behavioral. Addiction can start off as innocent as taking some pain killers or gambling for hours on end. Soon the body and mind gets hooked to the craving that develops. Addiction is not “something you can just get over”, it is a serious medical condition that can have devastating effects on individuals as well as family and friends. Asking for help is not as easy as it sounds but finding resources is. Help is out there, you just have to know where to look.
AddictionResource.net– one stop shop for everything about addiction
Two weeks ago, I was contacted via email by a community outreach specialist about reviewing an addiction website. So I went to check it out to see if this website is worth passing on to my fellow vets. I am happy to report THAT IT IS!! AddictionResource.net has so much information that there really isn’t a need to search anywhere else on the internet. I will have to list just some of the top features that are offered:
- Listing by State for top Addiction Rehab facilities
- Call (844) 616-3400 for 100% confidential substance abuse assessment and treatment placement tailored to your individual needs.
- Detail information about different types of addictions and treatment options.
- Addiction Resource Blog reports on emerging research, new treatments, addictions, substances, and trending topics in addiction and recovery. All articles are written by their network of editors and contributors. Everything they publish is fact checked by their panel of experts.
- Health insurance resources along with guides on combating addiction
Don’t waste time googling- this is all one needs to fight addiction
I spent over an hour cruising around on AddictionResource.net and was blown away with all the content that they offer to anyone looking for help, either for themselves or for a friend/loved one. The information is presented in a manner that is not overbearing in complex medical babel but for the general public to understand. The best part of this website is that they have a number that you can call and instead of just talking to a bot, a real live breathing human being will answer and talk to you. You don’t have to waste time hitting 1 or 2 just to get to a person to talk, they actually answer the phone after it rings.
Personal thoughts on addiction
I have seen and experienced what addiction can do a person. From a family member using drugs to self treat their mental issues to formal service members who lost their battle with alcohol addiction. It is never easy to confront those you care about who are battling addiction, but suffering addiction is even harder. The struggle to fight is there but a person knows that it seems like it is constant loosing battle with no relief in sight. Some people fight their way out and others succumb to their addiction demons. As I always state, YOUR NEVER ALONE, this is true for all who suffer from addiction. There is help and this website is just one example that demonstrates that there is hope and anyone can overcome their addiction. A simple click or phone call can change a life. Please get help if you or someone your know is suffering from addiction.
I wish I had a resource like this early in my years to offer those suffering with addiction a way to seek help. Websites like this one is just a prime example how we as a society can reach out and help others get the help that they need. I must state that I am not paid for this review nor receive any compensation out of this. I just want to make sure that we, as the veteran community, stick together and help each other out. Please check out other resources for addiction and mental health in my Medical Resources/Research section. Until next post, take care and GOD BLESS OUR SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETS!!!