Tools for Military members and Veterans

                                           

                                             

New: PA National Guard soldiers and Commands can access substance use assistance

through three coordinators statewide. See the map and contact info here.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets holds meetings throughout the County.

2019 Schedule here.

American Society of Addiction Medicine's 2017 "Addressing Addiction

Disorders among Veterans" webinar is archived and can be accessed here. 

Co-occurring disorders in treating US veterans with substance related disorders

are the rule rather than the exception. Pain is the primary reason for active duty

service members to seek medical attention.This webinar reviews the comprehensive

evaluation and treatment of veterans with substance related disorders and chronic pain issues.

 

The Veterans Administration (VA) offers a variety of medical and non-medical treatment and interventions for those with substance abuse issues. 

Keather Likins is the VA's the Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) program point of contact in Westmoreland County. The VJO program is designed to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and substance abuse disorder and extended incarceration among Veterans by ensuring that eligible, justice-involved Veterans have timely access to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services.

"No room for prescription drug abuse, sharing in PA Air National Guard "

Read the article and see the video.

New Vitae’s Veterans Pathways program is a residential program in Quakertown,

PA (Bucks County). The new center was developed with the help of the

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs at Fort Indiantown Gap in

Lebanon County. 

SAMHSA’s Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

 Technical Assistance Center Presents: Meeting the Behavioral Health

Needs of Older Veterans and their Caregivers   View the webinar; see the slides.

Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all Veterans who served in any combat zone and for family members for military related issues at no cost to the Veteran or family.

 Services include individual counseling, group counseling, medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA Benefits, employment counseling, guidance and referral, alcohol/drug assessments, information and referral to community resources, military sexual trauma counseling & referral, outreach and community education. The closest Vet Center for most Westmoreland Co. veterans is White Oak at McKeesport, PA.  (412) 678-7704

Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission maintains a current listing of Treatment options for Westmoreland County residents.

 PA Army National Guard

See PA Substance Abuse TreatmentTeam info here

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