Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Veterans?

As we discussed last week, the process of medicating veterans with opioid painkillers has serious drawbacks. Post traumatic stress disorder, which many veterans unfortunately suffer from, makes it easier to get hooked on these addictive drugs. Likewise, the opioids actually exacerbate the symptoms of PTSD.

With that in mind, Heroes Media Group wants to find alternative medication for readers suffering from PTSD and chronic pain. One potential treatment many of you have probably considered is medical marijuana. 

Through word-of-mouth, you’ve probably heard of the benefits. Marijuana use among veterans across the country is up, even in states where it’s still illegal. Veterans have reported the drug helps with pain, insomnia, anxiety and nightmares far more than pills prescribed …

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Tampa Entrepreneur Creates Tech Startup to Disrupt Legal Industry

Vetting America Episode 12 — Eve Barrett – Sergeant, United States Army (1993-1998)

Eve J. Barrett is a court reporter/firm owner of Barrett Court Reporting in the Tampa Bay Area. She has been reporting for over 20 years. In April, she launched her newest venture, the mobile app Expedite, and then released another app called Scoof in June. 

Eve is also a U.S. Army veteran of five years, a marathon runner and a three-time worldwide Ironman finisher. Eve is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree from St. Petersburg College.

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The Opioid Epidemic Hits Veterans the Hardest

Veterans have been disproportionately hurt by the opioid epidemic, which claimed 46,700 American lives in 2017. Earlier this year, a study found the rate of veterans dying from opioid overdoses increased by 65 percent from 2010 to 2016. Veterans are twice as likely to fatally overdose on opioids as the general population.

These tragic statistics are the result of a unique set of circumstances veterans face that make them more at risk of addiction and abuse. They are indicative of structural problems with the way we treat returning service members. They demonstrate the VA’s, and, in general, the American health care system’s, overreliance on highly addictive opioids to treat chronic pain.

The Combat Cocktail – How We Overmedicate Veterans

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Ep: 017 – Toni Brooks Army Veteran

Our host BriGette McCoy talks with Founder and CEO Toni Brooks about her business ventures, military service, transition and her serial philanthropy with the Toni Brooks Foundation. 

Toni Brooks is an Army National Guard veteran, Fashion Entertainment Producer, Fashion Stylist, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, and award-winning Philanthropist. Toni made helping others part of her professional and personal lifestyle and believes “if we focus on just being a good person, good will come out of us.”

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Editing by Parthon

Music By Connie Baptist  …

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Army Veteran Launches Tampa Based Non-Profit to Help House Homeless Military Veterans

Specialist Junior Silva served in the United States Army from 2007 to 2013.

After getting out and seeing the growing homeless Veteran problem in his home city of Tampa Florida, Junior decided to start his own Veteran Service Organization — Veterans Supporting Veterans.

The Goal of Veterans Supporting Veterans is to develop a system of transitional homes. In these homes each displaced veteran will have their own room provided for them free of charge.

They’ll be able to participate in our program for as long as 2 years, with the full intention being re-integration back into society. If, they’re not capable of finding a job because of age or disability, they will then allow them to stay permanently.

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