Veterans Issues

Blog articles on Sobering Up that address alcohol and drunk driving, and their effect on American veterans across the country.

Veteran Military Man in Fatigues
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Veterans Treatment Court Act Funds Supportive Alternatives

Veterans treatment courts (VTCs) are one of the fastest growing specialty court types in the U.S.; there are...

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Idaho Court Helping Alcohol-Involved Vets Restart Their Lives

When Sgt. David Taptto entered Idaho’s Second Judicial District Veterans Treatment Court, he joined the growing ranks of...

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Drug Court Funding Available for Local Governments and Courts

Grants for drug court services, coordination, offender management, and recovery support services The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA),...

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U.S. Military Veterans Find Help and Hope in Special Court

A disproportionate number of U.S. Military Veterans find themselves embroiled in the U.S. justice system after returning from combat. Veterans...

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RAND Study Looks at Military Contractors and Alcohol Misuse

For a significant number of veterans, alcohol misuse is one legacy of their military service. In 2006, 1.8...

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Veterans Courts Give Hope and Sobriety to Those Who Served

When veteran Robert Wiese got arrested for a DUI after his “welcome home” celebration, he was embarrassed and...

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All Rise America! Cross Country Tour Will Kick Off National Drug Court Month

On April 29th, the second annual All Rise America! Relay for Recovery will commence in Santa Maria, California,...

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Top 12 of 2012: Veterans Treatment Courts Multiply, Make a Difference

While 2008 was the launch of the first court docket specifically designed for military combat veterans, 2012 has...

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Making a Difference: An Inspiring Veterans Court Story Out of Austin, TX

While Veterans Day recently passed, we found this story in the Austin American Statesman particularly moving. Meet 63-year-old...

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Are Veterans Treatment Courts “Preferential?”

A recent Bloomberg news article took an in-depth look at the different experiences two combat veterans had with...