Associate Director Alicia Harter joined Fox 19’s Dan Wells to talk veterans affairs and the opioid epidemic in the Greater Cincinnati area.
“Our country as a whole, but specifically in our region, we are definitely being hit very hard with this opioid epidemic,” said Harter. “Unfortunately, our veterans are not shielded from this.”
Transitioning back to civilian life from the military can be difficult. Many veterans carry both physical and emotional scars, and are often treated with prescription medication to cope with PTSD, among other issues. Some even turn to opioid use because of the cost and availability, but addiction help is available.