To help numb the pain of PTSD and other military experiences, some veterans have turned to alcohol or drugs. This webpage will address these issues, and more material will be added as it becomes available.
On drinking. . .
We drank for joy and became miserable.
We drank for sociability and became argumentative.
We drank for sophistication and became obnoxious.
We drank for friendship and became enemies.
We drank to help us sleep and awakened exhausted.
We drank to gain strength and it made us weaker.
We drank for exhilaration and ended up depressed.
We drank for "medical reasons" and acquired health problems.
We drank to help us calm down and ended up with the shakes.
We drank to get more confidence and became afraid.
We drank to make conversation
flow more easily,
We drank to diminish our problems and saw them multiply.
We drank to feel heavenly and ended up feeling like hell.