According to the
Veterans Alcohol and Drug Dependence Rehabilitation Program, the VA provides
medical, social, vocational, and rehabilitation therapies to eligible alcohol
and drug dependent Veterans.
The programs offer various forms of treatment
including detoxification, rehabilitation, and psychiatric care. Treatment
programs are located in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical
centers and clinics.
And they are a
joke! I can state this with clarity for
in the four and a half years I was married to a long-term chronic substance abuse/alcoholic
Vet with mental health issues; I have had to deal with all of the Veterans
Administration Hospital and auxiliary programs and services within the state of
I want you to
understand two issues prior to further discussion:
the taxpayers and citizens (veterans and active military included) of this
nation, provide the funds that the Veteran’s Administration and Veteran’s
Hospitals squander on fruitless services and programs, particularly in the
areas of substance abuse/alcoholism, mental health and homeless Veterans
cannot afford to complain about lack of patient care, lack of viable and
successful services and programs, especially homeless vets, because this is the
only medical care that is available for them.
What qualifies me to
make the statements I am about to address:
work with Homeless Vets and Veterans on a daily basis, particularly the
homeless, the substance abusers, the alcoholics, mental health issues and dual
am a solider, I am a Veteran and I served my country and I am blessed that I
have other insurance coverage that allows me to bypass any of my Veteran
Benefits – after dealing with VA and their hospitals, I would not be caught
dead in one in the state of Alabama.
pages of inside documentation to back any claims that I allege in mistreatment,
abuse or bias of our Veterans, their families by the VA.
and DOD federal investigations into the VA Administration and their hospitals
in the past two years on order of the President of the United States, with the
first shot being the dismissal and firing of the Director of the VA Director in
Central Alabama. The VA Hospitals in other counties in Alabama are currently
being or beginning to be investigated for severe offenses.
In the next series of
blogs, I will be discussing Veterans services and programs within the VA in