Veteran issues are well publicized. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs web site, there are approximately 24 known veteran suicides each day. PTSD affects a large portion of veterans. PTSD causes heavier drug and alcohol abuse, which magnifies physical and mental health issues. Fairview has an 18 year history of working with veterans, which pre-dates the governments major efforts to better assist veterans.
Veterans will benefit from Bristol Lifestyle Recovery through veteran working groups, job placement and comradery with peers. Bristol Lifestyle Recovery will assist veterans with getting connected to services through the local VA and other community resources, which will help stabilize their lives and create relationships that will keep them on track after leaving the program.