Project STRIVE II

Project STRIVE II

STRIVE II is now closed to new enrollment.

STRIVE II investigated health and psychological adjustment among OEF/OIF Veterans who attend clinic appointments in VAMC Primary Care. There are 4 primary goals of this present study.

1. To better understanding of the factors contributing to the high level of co-occurrence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders.

2. To better characterize the experience of PTSD in Veteran populations.

3. To better understand the impact of psychological health on physical health and health care use.

4. To investigate the course of substance abuse for the first 6 months of engagement with VA medical care.

We are currently analyzing data and preparing manuscripts from this project.