This is excellent news that I do not get to hear that often. As a caregiver to veterans, I can say these peoples' experiences should be inspirational to others afflicted with PTSD. Many of the veterans I treat become addicted to drugs and alcohol due to poor coping skills. I am willing to share part of my story if it helps as there wasd Positive Growth after many years of poor coping. My father came back from the first Gulf War missing his foot and he had a very difficult time coping. He, like many others turned to drugs and alcohol. Eventually, he drank himself to death. Years later, I found I had the same poor coping skills as my father. I was addicted to meth while in college and I watched my boyfriend die from an overdose right in front of me. I fully expected to fall deeper into the trap I set for myself. But that next day I sought help privately and I've been sober for 6 years, 8 months and 13 days. I now help others with similar experiences learn better coping skills than I or my father had. Sometimes I learn the hard way, but I don't want others to feel like they don't have help. Please read more about Understanding PTSD and Addiction and just know it's never too late to get help.