Recovery Forum: Veterans & Substance Use Disorder
Tuesday, November 9th
12 – 1:00 pm
Online / Zoom
Training Description: Substance use disorders (SUD) are a significant problem amongst our nation’s veterans. Additionally, the military culture can impact a veteran’s ability to seek out support or resources. What can we do to help? As we approach Veteran’s Day on November 11th, we aim to reflect on the challenges involved with serving our veteran clients. Eric Gove, a Case Manager at Soldier On, joins us as he discusses these issues. He will explain how the military culture to those of us unfamiliar and will provide specific resources for veterans seeking help. This online training is free and open to the public!
Program at a Glance
Online Zoom Training
Open to public
Meet the Trainer
Eric Gove (he, him, his) serves as a Case Manager at Soldier On.
When veterans experience trauma or severe life stress it is not uncommon for their lives to begin to unravel. As a Case Manager at Soldier On, my great passion is to help our veteran clients work through these challenging times to redevelop healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships by utilizing the full scope of Soldier On supportive services. Soldier On’s ultimate goal is to provide formerly homeless veterans with permanent, supportive, sustainable housing and we are committed to helping our veterans reclaim their place in the community while bringing meaning and dignity back to their lives.
Spanning two decades, my previous experience includes positions in Emergency Medical Services as an EMT/Paramedic and as the Assistant Residential Director of Berkshire Hills Music Academy working with young adults with disabilities, each position contributing to the recognition that no single treatment approach is the right one for every veteran client. At Soldier On I work to ensure that the veterans I serve are empowered to make the transition from homelessness to living independently while receiving Soldier On’s full platform of services wherever they live.
My educational background includes a M.S. in Leadership from Norwich University in Northfield, VT and I have a B.A. in Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. I am an avid motorcyclist, enjoy training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and have a passion for landscape photography.
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