Once a Warrior---Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home---Including Combat Stress, PTSD, and mTBI

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Charles W. Hoge

Narrated By: John Pruden

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: April 2012

Duration: 11 hours 6 minutes


Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, thanthe time spent serving in a combat zone. It's with this truth that ColonelCharles W. Hoge, M.D., a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mentalhealth care, presents Once a Warrior-Alwaysa Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyonewho has ever returned home from a war zone.

In clear, practical language, Dr. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combatstress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic braininjury), other physiological reactions to war, and their treatment options.Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, hehelps them better understand each other's experience, especially living withenduring survival skills from the combat environment that are often viewed as"symptoms" back home. The heart of this book focuses on what'snecessary to successfully navigatethe transition-"LANDNAV" for the home front.

Once a Warrior-Always a Warriorshows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in aninsane world.