This article about opioid addiction among Civil War veterans is heartbreaking. It is a stark reminder of the long-term effects of war and trauma, and of the need for better mental health care for our veterans.
It is so sad to think of those brave individuals, who put their lives on the line for our country, suffering with addiction and struggling to cope with unresolved trauma. We need to ensure that veterans today have access to the resources they need to cope with the difficulties of coming home from a war zone.
It is also important that we recognize the bravery and sacrifices of our veterans, and that we do not judge them for their struggles with addiction. Addiction is a disease, and we must do everything we can to ensure that those who have fought for our country have access to the support and care they need.