Kindra Sclar

Kindra Sclar

Kindra Sclar is a Senior Web Content Editor for American Addiction Centers. Before joining the company, she worked for more than 8 years as a print and web editor for several print and online publishers. Kindra has worked on content editing for first responders, including firefighters, public safety communications, and emergency medical services. She has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in English.

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Transitioning from Active Duty to Civilian Life

June 30th, 2020 Kindra Sclar 6 minute read
Around 200,000 service members transition out of the military every year, and 27% report difficulty reentering civilian life.1,2 Of those who have served in the 10 years post September 11th, the number of veterans who have struggled with the...

Veteran Suicide Prevention: Warning Signs and Rates

August 25th, 2020 Kindra Sclar 6 minute read
Suicide is a serious concern for active-duty soldiers and veterans. In fact, between the years of 2008 and 2017, over 6,000 veterans died by suicide each year, equating to around 20 deaths each day.1,2 From 2016-2017, suicide deaths of...

Drinking and Alcoholism in the Military

April 12th, 2021 Kindra Sclar 6 minute read
Alcohol use can be quite common in the military. In fact, it can play a major role in the lives of both active-duty service members and veterans. With alcohol as a regular part of the military experience, misuse of...

Veterans’ Mental Health and the Impact of Stigma

May 12th, 2020 Kindra Sclar 6 minute read
Members of the military choose to commit their lives to the country, its people, and what it stands for, through their service. In doing so, they put their relationships, safety, health, and even their lives on the line. One...

Military Family Caregivers

April 12th, 2021 Kindra Sclar 5 minute read
Substance abuse and addiction can be a major issue for military veterans. A recent study found that approximately 11% of veterans who went to Veterans Affairs (VA) for the first time to receive care met the diagnostic criteria for...

Government- and State-Funded Addiction Treatment Programs

February 17th, 2020 Kindra Sclar 3 minute read
What are State Funded Rehab Centers State-funded drug treatment centers use government-provided funds, distributed by the state, to provide support to people in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. These program centers may supply detox, treatment, and support services...

Understanding Addiction and Rehabilitation

May 10th, 2021 Kindra Sclar 8 minute read
Addiction is a complex and chronic condition characterized by an inability to control or consistently abstain from substance use in spite of all the harm it causes.1,2,3 Spanish Version What Is Addiction, Dependence, and Tolerance? Addiction is the compulsive...
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