Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Alcoholism, Addiction, and the Military

Captain Ron Smith, MD, PHD, Senior Psychiatrist, National Naval Medical Center is Denise’s guest this week. The discussion is centered on the families of the military and how to cope with the many issues related to deployment, return home, and PTSD, alcoholism, and addiction. Dr. Smith has been working with the military personnel and their families for over thirty years and has seen just what war can do to the mental and physical existence of both those in the military and those at home waiting for their return. Listen and consider what we as a society might do to make this return more “gentle” and also, what families can do to cope a little better with these issues. We can not solve all these problems but we can talk about them and do our part to try to be more understanding and supportive.
Captain Ron Smith will be a featured speaker at the Freedom and Recovery Conference in San Diego in April 2012