Every day I’m amazed when I find another source of support for our returning combat vets.
VetChange is a website for OIF and OEF veterans who are concerned about their drinking. Here’s info from their site:
If you’re a returning veteran who is having problems related to drinking, you’re not alone. Many returning veterans have increased their drinking since returning from deployment and are wondering if it’s time to make some changes. If you’d like to cut down or stop drinking by using a self-management, confidential program on the web, we may have a solution for you.
The website notes that research studies over the past 30 years show that people can often reduce risky drinking on their own, and sometimes with help from written materials that describe some ways of doing this.
VetChange is a self-management program on the Web that can help you decide if you want to change your drinking (to cut down or stop) and assist you in making these changes of you’re ready to do so. It may also help you reduce combat-related stress which may be affecting your drinking. This research is designed to find out how well VetChange helps people meet these goals.
VetChange assures its users that participation and responses will be kept confidential. You only need to provide your email address. Another advantage of using the program, is that after you have completed surveys, you will be compensated with online gift cards.
Sounds like a win/win situation for all, and a good resource for those who need it. Check it out at: