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VetChange

Average: 3.5 (27 votes)

Introduction

VetChange is an app for Veterans and Service members who are concerned about their drinking and how it relates to posttraumatic stress, and for all people who are interested in developing healthier drinking behaviors. This app provides tools for cutting down or quitting drinking, tools for managing stress symptoms, education about alcohol use and how it relates to PTSD symptoms, and guidance to find professional treatment.

You can use VetChange alone or in combination with counseling. Please tell your healthcare provider if you are using the app while you are in counseling. The app is not intended to replace professional treatment.

VetChange is based on the VetChange web intervention and is a collaborative effort between VA’s National Center for PTSD and Boston University.

I am a combat veteran and realized that my drinking was starting to get the upper hand. This app helped raise my awareness of how much I was drinking and gave me tools to help get it under control."

Jun 2021

I had been drinking a lot of alcohol . This app helped me get back on track and moderate how much I drink. There are so many helpful resources to use when it’s tough to stay with your goal."

Dec 2021

Features

  • Set personal goals to stop or cut back on drinking
  • Track your progress and stay motivated with customized tools
  • Learn about how alcohol use relates to PTSD symptoms
  • Practice self-help tools to cope with your emotions without drinking
  • Find resources to connect with people who can help in a crisis or when you need support

Help

For help with this app, contact the National Center for PTSD at:
Email: MobileMentalHealth@va.gov

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