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This short course will introduce the symptoms of Substance Use Disorder, which is one of the invisible wounds of invisible service. In this course, subject matter expert Dr. Ted Bonar will address tolerance, withdrawal, impairment in life’s activities, desire to cut down, and the other symptoms related to problem substance use.

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This short course, brought to you by clinical psychologist Dr. Ted Bonar, will introduce one of the invisible wounds of military service -- substance use disorder. Some facets of substance use disorder are unique to the military and Veteran population, and -- especially if you have a family member who might be struggling -- it can be helpful to know more about it. This course is for the families of those who served in uniform. Our hope is that it will introduce substance use disorder and dispel a few myths about what it actually is -- and is not.

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This short course, brought to you by clinical psychologist Dr. Ted Bonar, will discuss one of the invisible wounds of military service -- substance use disorder. And is for the families of those who served in uniform. Our hope is that it might help you think about substance use disorder a little differently -- through the lens of how you, as family members of a Veteran who could be suffering from it, can help alleviate that suffering.

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Am I a Caregiver?

Subject Matter Expert: PsychArmor Institute

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest integrated healthcare system in the country, and it can seem overwhelming. This course was specifically designed to break down the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) so that you and your Veteran can better utilize its services. In just 10 minutes, you’ll cover essential information including how the VA is organized, who is eligible, how to enroll, what documents are needed, and where to apply. Additionally, this course offers tips and guidance on what actions to take after enrollment is complete, and resources to help you and your Veteran contact the VA and ask more questions.

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This short course, brought to you by clinical psychologist Dr. Ted Bonar, will introduce one of the invisible wounds of military service -- substance use disorder. Some facets of substance use disorder are unique to the military and Veteran population, and -- especially if you have a family member who might be struggling -- it can be helpful to know more about it. This course is for the families of those who served in uniform. Our hope is that it will introduce substance use disorder and dispel a few myths about what it actually is -- and is not.

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“Invisible Wounds at Home: Understanding Invisible Wounds" is designed to introduce the unseen injuries of military service, including PTSD, TBI, depression and substance use disorder. Narrated by subject matter expert Dr. Tina Atherall, we hope it will open a window for you into a unique part of the Veteran experience, and inspire you to learn more through our “Invisible Wounds at Home” series.

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Mantram

Subject Matter Expert: Jill Bormann, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

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Good Grief

Subject Matter Expert: VA Caregiver Support Program

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