EVERYDAY is Veterans Day!!!
Hope everyone is doing well today. Thank you for taking time to read this blog post. And please, share it with at least two other people as that is SUPPORT to this Organization.
We are happy to announce that we have gotten things in place to begin Program 3 Healing Without Opioids. Thank you to Jon and the team for donating the products from their GMP facility. It means so much and will go to help many!!! Thank you to our Legacy Partner 4E Enterprises for sponsoring the labels, the artwork design, and so much more. We are so thankful to having a group of giving Partners that are helping us do what one cannot.
Opioid abuse is a major problem in the US and it has a major impact on many veterans. This article from HeroeSmile dot com provides a good sense of the overall affect. We will be quoting a few passages in the article here to give you an idea of what we are fighting.
"The opioid epidemic has spread across the United States for nearly 30 years. During this time, there have been millions of cases of opioid use disorders and hundreds of thousands of opioid overdoses. And while the situation has improved, the opioid crisis continues to be a problem for countless Americans. But without knowing how it began, it may be impossible to understand the current situation or find the right solutions."
"Of course, the opioid epidemic has affected certain groups more than others. Specifically, veterans are more likely to suffer from opioid addiction due to their unique experiences and treatment needs."
"Veterans have shown to be especially vulnerable to opioid addiction for a variety of reasons. First, many combat exposed veterans have sustained injuries during their service. This makes them more likely to have chronic pain and require pain management solutions. Because so many veterans need medication for their pain, many turn to opioids without realizing how addictive they can be. And that danger gets worse once you factor in that veterans already face increased risk of developing substance use disorders.
Veterans often struggle with mental health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In cases like this, they may self-medicate to lessen their PTSD symptoms. So when an at-risk individual receives a prescription for highly addictive opioids, their risk of developing a substance abuse problem increases significantly. Not only does this create new issues for veterans, but it can worsen existing PTSD symptoms and drastically lower their quality of life.
For these reasons, veterans are both more likely to abuse opioids and to face additional problems as a result of opioid addiction. In cases like this, veterans may require an opioid detox to initially quit opioids, then a residential drug rehab to completely treat their addictions. Of course, acclimating to daily life after rehabilitation is challenging, so they may also require partial hospitalization or an intensive outpatient program.
As you can see, the opioid epidemic has had far-reaching consequences for veterans."
The article details we provided here demonstrate a clear picture of the opioid fight. It is clear that opioids have had a terrible place in society and for treatment to veterans, so we are working to provide a new option up to those in need.
There are several ways to help.
1) Sponsor a Veteran so they receive the new treatment at no cost
2) Buy 2 Give 1 (B2G1)
3) Donate and know for every $100 contributed, 5 veterans will be helped
*The business community can make a major difference with monthly donations, fundraisers, and Legacy Partnerships.
Please get in touch if you would like to take action on one of the above ways to help or know more. Our email is VforVictoryOrganization@protonmail.com
Stay tuned to more as V is just getting started!!!