Helping veterans at risk

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and brain injury (PTSD/TBI) are conditions many veterans acquire during their service protecting our country. These lifelong, unseeable injuries destroy veterans’ ability to function in a family or in society. It affects as many as 20%, of returning veterans and is strongly associated with a risk of addiction and suicide. There is no consensus model for correct treatment. Veterans often end up on large regimens of drugs with addictive potential and/or serious side effects. Agencies they encounter often seem to be at odds about how to deal with their problems. Clearly a new approach not involving more bureaucracy and pills is needed, one that treats these brave men and women with the respect and dignity they deserve after risking all for their country. In response to the growing recognition of these problems War Dogs Making It Home was founded in 2010 by Elana Morgan, owner of Morgan’s Dogs and Drs. Robert Smith and Roxanne R. Roberts, of the Department of Trauma at Stroger Hospital in Chicago.

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