These resources may be helpful if you need immediate or in-person help, assistance with drug problems or mental health concerns, or alternative information about managing drinking.
Veterans Health Administration Facilities
- Department of Veterans Affairs: Mental Health
Mental health services for veterans are available in specialty clinics, primary care clinics, nursing homes, and residential care facilities where veterans receive health care. Specialized services include PTSD care, suicide prevention, military sexual trauma, violence prevention, and more.
Department of Veterans Affairs: Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
The VA offers a number of options for those seeking treatment for substance use problems. These options include therapy, either alone with the therapist or in a group, as well as medications to help veterans reduce their use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
Other VA resources
- Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline and online chat.
Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF)
The VA home page for benefits and services available to returning service members.
National Center for PTSD
The VA’s center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD. Includes pointers to resources for veterans seeking help for PTSD.
Describes VA information and support services for families of returning veterans
Offers Veterans, active duty service members, their dependents and caregivers anywhere, anytime Internet access to VA health care information and services.
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838)
Provides homeless Veterans or Veterans at-risk for homelessness to free, 24/7 access to trained counselors.
1-800-905-4675 (Eastern) and 1-866-496-8838 (Pacific)
The VA offers a wide range of services to eligible Veterans and their families in the effort to make a successful transition from military to civilian life. Offers separate health and mental health programs for women.
1-800-342-9647 Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services.
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
DCoE is an open door to the Department of Defense for all warriors. Whether you are an active duty, National Guard or Reserve warrior, or one of our nation’s veterans, DCoE can assist you in finding the answers to your questions about psychological health and traumatic brain injury
1-866-966-1020 (24/7 information and referral) The Real Warriors Campaign combats the stigma associated with seeking psychological health care and treatment and encourages service members to increase their awareness and use of these resource. The website offers information and live chat.
Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities
AlcoholScreening.org Treatment Finder
A searchable directory of over 11,000 drug and alcohol treatment programs nationwide.
SAMHSA Treatment Locator
Find a drug or alcohol abuse treatment program with this resource from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Self Help Groups
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Includes a local meeting finder.
A self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Participants learn tools for recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. Includes a local meeting finder.
Mental Health Facilities
SAMHSA Mental Health Services Locator
Searchable nationwide database with comprehensive information about mental health services and resources for the public.
More Information on Drinking and Drug Use
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration