Addiction Resources for Veterans

Serving in the military naturally puts you at a higher risk of injury and death. It also puts you at a higher risk for developing a substance use disorder. Even if you were never sent to war, you may have experienced military sexual trauma, difficulty in adjusting to civilian life, or a mental health condition that resulted from the stress of serving. A serious injury during training or a sexual assault can cause trauma and PTSD. It’s not just combat that can cause these mental health issues, although combat certainly can cause them as well.

Dear American GI Forum,
 
Good afternoon  my name is Megan Devir and I am a NY-based producer with NHK, which is Japan's national public television network, very similar to the BBC or PBS. We are in the research phases of an  upcoming project about the participation of U.S. troops in activism while stationed in Okinawa during the late 1960s and early 1970s. 

Dear American GI Forum,

 

I hope this email finds you well. My name is Victoria Beach and I am a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at Texas Tech University in the department of Psychological Sciences.  I am conducting a research study on the life experiences of Latino/Latina/Latinx adults aged 60 and older in order to gain a better understanding of both the successes and difficulties of aging.

 

I am reaching out for your assistance in conducting this research. For this study, I am looking for Latino/Latina/Latinx adults aged 60 and older who speak English and who do not display current manic symptoms, cognitive/memory impairment, or psychotic symptoms. I am asking that you forward this information to Latino/Latina/Latinx adults aged 60 and older who speak English and who do not display current manic symptoms, cognitive/memory impairment, or psychotic symptoms. Participants will be asked to participate in a 15-minute telephone call with the researcher to determine eligibility. If eligible, they will be emailed a set of questionnaires to complete, which will take between 30-45 minutes. Their participation is completely voluntary, and they can stop at any point during the study. After completion of the study, they will be eligible to enter into a drawing for a $25 gift card.

 

If you have any questions regarding this research, please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 806-834-8815. You may also contact the principal investigator, Dr. Brandy Piña-Watson, by phone at 806-834-8430 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.You may also contact the Human Research Protection Program at Texas Tech University for any questions regarding the rights of participants. Their phone number is (806)-742-2064, and their email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

 

We are truly grateful for your time and consideration in helping me conduct this research. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Thank you,

Victoria Beach

 

Victoria Beach, M.A.

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate

Department of Psychological Sciences

 

Texas Tech University

Detroit Michigan 

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