Substance use

The following information and web resources may be useful when working with veterans who are experiencing alchohol and/or substance use problems.


  • This detailed summary handout (PDF) can be provided to veterans to help them engage in treatment.
  • For more general information on substance use to provide to veterans who are concerned about their mental health, but have not yet engaged in treatment, see At Ease for veterans.

Self-help resources

Mobile device apps

  • DVA's free ON TRACK with The Right Mix smart phone app assists users in keeping track of the number and types of drinks they consume; the amount of money they spend and explains the impact alcohol has on their wellbeing and fitness levels.

Recommended reading and online information