Our veterans have never failed us, but sometimes we fail them. Adrian Darren Bonar, a U.S. Army Veteran, is a tragic example. After serving three tours of duty in Iraq, he returned home to North County suffering from PTSD. But due to poor consistency of local treatment services; turning to drugs, he was ultimately murdered.
Sadly, his case is not that unusual. VFW statistics from 2019 indicate that the Veteran's Administration (VA) system is tracking more than 64,000 veterans with opioid disorders, and this number has more than doubled since 2002. Wait times for mental health services are… read more