IN WAR THEY
WERE OUR HEROS
AT HOME THEY BROUGHT
TO OUR STREETS
was so homicidal, so suicidal, all my thoughts each day were about
the adrenaline high of confrontation. --James,
Operation Phoenix in Laos, Vietnam, Korea
first time I shot up cocaine, I fell instantly in love... I
--Joe, U.S. Navy, addicted for 18 years
I was addicted to violence, drugs and
alcohol. That's a bad combination, a very bad combination
--Ron, U.S. Marine Corps Sniper in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam
broke a kid's head with a pair of brass knuckles. I wanted to
do that to my father.
13. gang member since age 11, child of alcoholic
is America's secret epidemic.
Homes, streets, schools become combat zones.
called "the hero's disease" because
of its belated appearance in rescue workers, police,
fire fighters after they've fought to save others
from accidents, crimes, or natural disasters,
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder also affects children
exposed to family violence, victims of terrorist
acts, sexual abuse and even motor vehicle accidents.
rage, impulsive violence, self-medicating with
drugs and alcohol: PTSD is contagious. But now
effective non-drug treatment is available.
This report covers
five men and a youth who struggle with rage, depression,
alcoholism, insomnia, emotional numbness and drug
It highlights problems with many pharmaceutical
drugs prescribed for PTSD and explores an emerging
non-drug treatment shown effective for ending
PTSD and substance abuse, breaking the chain of
violence and returning families to healthy lives.
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