Medical, Addiction & Consumer Safety Information
- Dept of VA Public Health Home page - Links to health & wellness, hazardous exposures, diseases & conditions, patient treatment, Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses, Camp Lejeune and many more. Also links to MyHealtheVet, Women Veterans Health and eBenefits gateway.
- VHA Health Programs for Veterans - Beyond the doctors and nurses who provide you with high-quality health care, VHA offers tools and information to help you reach your optimal health. Tools like My HealtheVet enable you to manage your medical priorities through an online prescription refill service, personal health journal, and links to Federal and VA benefits. Use the health support services listed on their page to maintain your physical and mental wellness.
- Medline Plus - Offers many other links not listed here that you might find helpful as you look for answers to your Military/Veterans health issues.
- Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension - This program provides benefits to veterans and their spouses who require ongoing care for eating, bathing, dressing and undressing, and other natural needs. Disabled veterans can use this benefit to pay a caregiver or other long-term care scenario. The amount of the benefit varies based on whether the veteran alone or the veteran and spouse are needing care, or whether the pension is going to a surviving spouse.
- Persian Gulf War Veterans Illnesses - those who need assistance may want to check this site reporting on the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veteran’s Illnesses.
- Dept of VA Geriatrics and Extended Care - Veterans can receive long-term care programs and services at home, at VA medical centers, or in the community. Please see our programs and services page. Contact your local VA medical center for more information on the long-term care and geriatrics services provided.
- DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WARRIOR CARE The Office of Warrior Care Policy offers access to several benefits and services, including compensation, caregiver support and care management, that can provide assistance to wounded, ill, and injured Service members and their families as they identify needs and shortfalls in resources, and begin searching for solutions.
- Cancer.Net - Offers all kinds of Cancer support from information on the types of cancer, Coping with cancer, research & advocacy, navigating cancer care including a list of financial resources and Survivorship.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network - offers Patient & Care Givers Resources and guidelines that can help you talk with your doctor and guide you through your treatment while beating cancer. NCCN is a not for profit alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.
- Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR.org) - ACOR is a unique collection of online cancer communities designed to provide timely and accurate information in a supportive environment. It is a free lifeline for anyone affected by cancer & related disorders.
- The Ultimate Guide for Looking Your Best While Overcoming Cancer - While most of the information might be geared towards women, anyone can use these tips while maintaining your wellbeing and positive attitude as you beat cancer. Mindset is crucial in winning and one way to start is to feel good about you. Dig in and begin that winning look.
- Internet Sites for Families Living With Cancer - links that can help you!!
- Tricare - is the health care program serving Uniformed Service Members, retirees and their families.
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA facilitates innovative community-based solutions that foster access to evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for military service members, veterans, and their families at risk for or experiencing mental and/or substance use disorders by providing state-of-the-art technical assistance, consultation, and training. SAMHSA does this work in close partnership with TRICARE, Department of Defense, and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) services.
- VHA Office of Community Care CHAMPVA - is a comprehensive health care program where the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies with eligible beneficiaries. Check their Eligibility Page to see if you might qualify.
- Military Sexual Trauma - Both women and men may experience MST during their service. All Veterans seen at Veterans Health Administration facilities are asked about experiences of sexual trauma because we know that any type of trauma can affect a person’s physical and mental health, even many years later. We also know that people can recover from trauma. VA has free services to help Veterans recover from this type of trauma. You do not need to have a service connected VA disability rating to receive these services and may be able to receive services even if you are not eligible for other VA care. You do not need to have reported the incident(s) when they happened or have other documentation that they occurred. This website has information about the health care services that VA has available for Veterans who experienced MST. Please view this fact sheet Disability Compensation for Personal Assault or Military Sexual Trauma for information about VA disability compensation for conditions related to MST.
- Women Veterans Health Care and Sexual Trauma - This VA website has created materials to raise awareness of sexual trauma and lists resources for treatment.
- Womens Health.gov lists resources by state who provide support for women who have experienced abuse. If you do not find your state or need to speak with someone right away, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline for help in your area - 800-799-7233. Also read their pages listed in the left column under Relationships and Safety for more resources.
- Bosma Enterprises - Navigating Blindness by providing visionary solutions. Bosma Enterprises is a nonprofit organization that’s been helping Hoosiers with blindness and visual impairment for more than 100 years. Our experienced staff members (more than half of whom have low vision) offer personalized programs ranging from counseling to job placement to training for daily living, helping adults gain the life skills they need to remain independent and the job skills they need to stay self-sufficient.
- Sleep Disorders - At Tuck.com they can assist in understanding what your sleep issue might be. They specifically deal with sleep disorders associated with trauma, TBI and PTSD and they have suggestions / tips that you might find useful. Also at Sleepopolis.com they offer even more helpful tips on getting a complete and restful nights sleep.
- DrugRehab.com - is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS). ARS is an integrated behavioral health care management organization dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and mental health issues. We provide well-researched, fact-based resources on this site and we use a three pronged approach scientifically proven to help people overcome their addictions.
- DrugRehab.org has resources for getting help for our Veterans and their families who are fighting addiction. They offer resources and a guide you may download to help one find hope in the darkness.
- Treatment-Centers.net is a community based public-benefit website devoted to helping individuals and families find help for addiction and dual diagnosis. Our site contains the largest and most comprehensive publicly rated and reviewed directory of addiction treatment centers in existence. Our aim is to provide a platform for people to learn and share about addictions and co-occurring disorders, and serve as a trustworthy resource for information about addiction and addiction treatment centers. We provide free drug and alcohol assessments submitted through our assessment form, and have a toll-free helpline staffed by professional counselors 24/7. If you or someone you know is struggling with drug addiction, alcoholism, dual diagnosis or behavioral addiction (i.e. sex addiction, gambling addiction, internet addiction) call us at 888-995-6394, we're here to help you!
- Treatment 4 Addiction website lists all the local Indiana rehab centers you may choose from. They also discuss addiction, disorders, treatment and recovery.
- American Addiction Centers guide summarizes available governmental, organizational and other resources and makes them easily accessible to Veterans or their family & friends searching for assistance. Whether the addiction is caused by PTSD, sexual abuse, pain medication or some other trauma, this site will help direct you through it.
- Rehab Center . Net is an organization connecting people seeking treatment to the resources they need. If you’re ready, or even if you’re just considering your options, we are here to help! You can talk to a member of our trusted, professional, and compassionate staff at RehabCenter.net 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are here to take your call whenever you’re ready to make it. And we’re here to connect you to the program best suited to you, your addiction, your situation, and your needs. You are our #1 priority, and we’re here for you and whatever you need to ensure a long and successful recovery process!
- Elite Rehab Placement is a no-cost, full service, drug and alcohol rehab assistance provider. Our mission is to help you, or a loved one, to find the right addiction treatment center for your specific needs. We work with several of the top rehab centers in the country and are able to deal with both them, and your insurance provider, on your behalf, to make sure that you’re placed in the best facility for your specific situation.
- The Recovery Village, while it is rehab-center which is not located in Indiana, their website has many resources may offer our Veterans help concerning alcohol/drug addictions and why it affects Veterans. 1 in 10 returning Veterans today will suffer from some sort of addition due to their Service and to get a better handle on curing this disease, this site can help you understand the reasons why behind it. Please take the time to look it over and I hope it helps.
- AddictionResource.com was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day. Addiction Resource is not a treatment center and does not accept payments or advertising offers. Instead, we work to provide free resources to help people better understand their addiction and motivate them to make the first step in seeking support. Please use the link above to read about their Veteran support.
- Alcohol Treatment.net is another great location to find drug/alcohol treatment centers near you that will help you to recover. Their site is very easy to navigate or you may call their free and confidential number 800-247-9938.
- QuitSmokingCommunity.org has a website where Veterans can seek support to quit smoking. Quit Smoking Community is a virtual community that offers support and information for those trying to kick the deadliest habit in the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking-related diseases have killed 10 times more Americans than the combined toll in all the wars the country has fought. Our vision for Quit Smoking Community is to provide a hub where visitors can access information regarding quitting smoking, as well as download resources and tools to help them begin and complete their quit journey. The link above will take you to their Military/Veteran page to get you started.
- Alcohol Rehab Guide .org is an organization dedicated to providing extensive and reliable information on the various aspects of alcohol abuse and addiction. As you may know, alcohol use can have a tremendous impact on both active duty and retired military. Over time, alcoholism takes a toll on an individual’s personal life, professional goals, health and emotional well-being. We at Alcohol Rehab Guide, want to help provide resources to as many veterans as possible to help them overcome their issues.
- Denver Recovery Center is a great post that gives advice to Veterans suffering from addiction and depression, how they can seek help as well as a list of support groups at the bottom of the page that they can use to find help and guidance.
Consumer Safety, Drug Dangers and Recalls
- RxDangers.com aims to be your trusted resource, educating the public about all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are available on the market today. We accomplish our mission by providing you with a one-stop resource where you can find comprehensive information about these defective drugs and medical devices. Our website is continually being updated with FDA Recalls, and our goal is to spread awareness, creating a safer environment for all consumers.
- RecallReport.org was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products. With hundreds of suspected or confirmed dangerous drugs and products on the market, the up-to-date information we provide on recalls, alerts and side effects is vital to keeping you and your family safe. Always get the latest updated information here.
- Recall Guide supplies important and helpful information about your prescriptions as they keep an eye on over 100,000 FDA Medications and will show recalls on any of them as they happen.
- ConsumerSafety.org strives to make information about recalls and safety-related news about drugs, medical devices, food, and consumer products accessible to everyone in a transparent, easily understandable way.
- Consumer Safety Guide was created to keep the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm. Our website is constantly being updated with the most recent information on the most popular prescription medications and FDA-approved medical devices that could be endangering your health or putting your loved ones at risk. Our mission is to keep you informed and help you make the most educated decisions about your health care.
- Drug Center - Before taking any medications that are prescribed to you, check here to easily find out if any of the drugs and devices you are going to take/use have any severe side-effects. We offer support for those who need it most as every year a small segment of prescription drug users are hurt by unexpected side effects. We’re here to uplift, enlighten and protect that minority by providing health and safety information and financial support.
- Medical Malpractice Center - We are a new group dedicated to providing vital information, tips, and resources to individuals and family members affected by medical negligence. Medical malpractice is professional negligence by a healthcare provider in which the treatment provided falls below the proper standard of practice in the healthcare community. In these cases, this neglect causes injury or death to the patient. Doctors are the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer, and currently it is estimated that in the US alone over 225,000 people die each year from medical negligence. Our team believes that every individual who has experienced this neglect should have access to the best information and support available.
Disclaimer:The web sites listed above are not associated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by the Hamilton County Veterans Corp., or its Officers, and has no official or unofficial affiliation with the Hamilton County Veterans Corp., or its Officers, or its membership. This web page was created as a resource for the members of the Hamilton County Veterans Corp. as well as use by the general public
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