The extreme mental and physical stress service members can experience in the line of duty can unfortunately lead to addiction. Drug and alcohol abuse only worsen an already unhealthy situation. However, when doctors prescribe painkillers like morphine, oxycodone and Percocet to help veterans deal with psychological and physical ailments, new addictions can take hold. Substance abuse in the military has become more and more common due to intense pain experienced in combat and after discharge.
If you or your loved one is a veteran and has developed a prescription drug addiction, it is important that you seek the right treatment. The addiction may be a sign of an underlying mental condition that needs to be addressed. The rate of suicide in returning war veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan is at an all-time high.
Treatment Is Necessary
The experienced and dedicated VA disability claims attorneys at the Berry Law Firm are here to help you get the legal help and medical attention that you need. We understand that therapy and medical care are expensive. We can help you appeal your VA claim in order to obtain the compensation and benefits that you deserve.
Many veterans who are coming home from combat in Afghanistan or Iraq with PTSD are also susceptible to drug and alcohol abuse. The chance of prescription drug abuse specifically is even higher. Our veterans need help with these issues. Berry Law Firm is here to start helping by providing quality and skilled legal representation.
Please call (888) 883-2483 or contact us online today. Our VA disability compensation law firm represents veterans across the United States.