On Guard, in Trouble: Correction Officers and Substance Abuse

April 9th, 2019|Corrections Officers, Substance Abuse|

Correction officers are a vital part of a lawful society. It is their job to watch over those who were judged and sentenced. They protect civilians from those prisoners, they protect prisoners from each other. Oftentimes, they protect prisoners from themselves. It is a tough [...]

Corrections Officers and Mental Health

April 9th, 2019|Corrections Officers, Mental Health|

When we think about law enforcement and mental health, many people picture police officers. Yet, according to studies, prison workers have a high rate of mental health issues. In fact, some studies show a higher rate of mental health problems in corrections officers than in [...]

PTSD and Substance Abuse: What Is the Correlation?

April 9th, 2019|PTSD, Substance Abuse|

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects those who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Whether it is due to their job, combat experiences, natural disasters, or sexual assault, people with PTSD are more at risk for substance abuse issues. What is the correlation and why [...]

Learning to Cope, Live, and Thrive with PTSD

April 9th, 2019|Mental Health, PTSD|

When you think of someone who has PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), you may think of a soldier of war who has endured unspeakable torture or seen horrendous deaths while in a battle, but the disorder encompasses so much more. Educating yourself about the causes of [...]

The Impact of Mental Illness on Police Officers

April 2nd, 2019|Mental Health, Police Officers|

Over the past few years, preserving the mental health of police officers has become a significant priority. The impact of mental illness on law enforcement, including issues surrounding addiction, is more apparent than ever. After all, these professionals are at high risk for developing poor [...]

Veterans and Substance Abuse: Why Is It So Prevalent?

April 2nd, 2019|Military, Substance Abuse|

Statistics on substance abuse show high numbers. Yet, the figures for veterans and substance abuse show higher statistics and these numbers continue to grow. This begs the question of, "Veterans and substance abuse. Why is it so prevalent?" PTSD and Substance Abuse One of the [...]

Police Substance Abuse: Police Trauma and Addiction

April 2nd, 2019|Police Officers, Substance Abuse|

Police officers deal with stress and trauma on a daily basis. Their grueling schedules are just part of the problem. Police officers deal with fatalities, rapes, child abuse, domestic violence, and more. All this combined paints a part of the bigger picture of why substance [...]

Veterans’ Mental Health: 7 Facts and Stats That We Need to Address

April 2nd, 2019|Mental Health, Military|

Growing awareness about PTSD has led to more support for veterans than ever before. But post-traumatic stress disorder is far from the only struggle impacting our veterans today. In an attempt to manage their suffering, many veterans turn to substance abuse. And getting help [...]