War Related Illness and Injury Study Center
Veterans who return from deployment are faced with making the transition from being a combat service member to participating in civilian life. This means making adjustments in areas such as employment, family life, and school. This readjustment can be stressful, difficult, and challenging.
Treatment for Veterans who are having readjustment difficulties includes individual and group counseling, medications, and stress management techniques.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has Vet Centers located throughout the country to assist Veterans with issues related to readjustment. These centers are specifically for combat Veterans and are staffed by professionals who are well-trained to provide the following services:
- Individual and group counseling
- Marital and family counseling
- Bereavement counseling
- Medical referrals
- Assistance in applying for VA Benefits
- Employment counseling, guidance, and referrals
- Alcohol/drug assessments, information, and referrals to community resources
- Military sexual trauma counseling and referral
- Community outreach and education