PTSD & Returning Vets: Substance Abuse Issues

Jenkins, S. (2009).  PTSD & returning vets: Substance abuse issues. BDAP Pennsylvania State Training.  Preferred Systems.  Erie, PA: Author. 

This particular program works heuristically by following a specific case study of a chaplain who had been deployed to Iraq.  After learning about his experience, it was much easier for participants to understand ways of designing a particular program that would provide treatment options and assistance for other Vets with substance abuse issues.  For further information, or copies, contact Michael Chevalier or Joe Lewandowski via or


This article conveys the arguments pro and against for the use of therapy after veterans return from active duty and pose considerable differences concerning when intervention occurs.  The author discusses and compares a combat-ready strategy with a de-sensitizing approach that demonstrates success in treatment.  Other factors covered include acute v. chronic cases, suicidal ideation, family dynamics and major depressive disorders.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
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Conference Proceedings
Jenkins, Sandra S.
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PTSD & Returning Vets: Substance Abuse Issues
Preferred Systems and Author
Date Published: 
Friday, March 27, 2009
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Erie, PA
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