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A Message to Veterans, From Veterans

In recognition of Veterans Day, American Military University asked some of our faculty members who served in the military to discuss the benefits of being a veteran, the greatest challenges they faced, what advice they would give new veterans, and the best way the public can thank veterans. Hear from seven of our faculty members about their experiences. 

Serving Our Country to Serving Time: The Rise and Value of Veteran Treatment Courts

Many of our veterans experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of trauma suffered during their military service. Such disorders can adversely influence a veteran’s ability to control behavior and can lead to impulsivity, disinhibition, anger, and aggression. Unfortunately, such behavior can contribute to veterans violating the law. Learn more about the creation of veteran treatment courts, which provide the criminal justice system a way to respond proactively by assisting veterans rather than punishing them.

Honoring Those Who Sacrificed Everything, One Wreath at a Time

By Leischen Stelter, editor

On December 13th, more than 250 people gathered at Marietta National Cemetery in Georgia to lay wreaths on the graves of veterans. At the same time, in cemeteries across the nation, thousands of volunteers participated in Wreaths Across America, a national non-profit organization that pledged to place 750,000 evergreen wreaths on the graves of military men and women in all 50 states this holiday season.

Ecstasy (Part II): Illegal Drug…PTSD Miracle Cure…or Both?

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment on the subject on the drug Ecstasy (i.e., 3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine; MDMA). Please read Dr. Conkey’s first article of this three-part series, Ecstasy: Understanding the Love Drug, for a more comprehensive background of the drug Ecstasy.

By Dr. Allan Conkey, full professor of criminal justice at American Military University

In this article, I will focus on the potential use of Ecstasy for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).