Dr Esther Riggs is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist working in NHS Veteran Mental Health Services, known nationally as Operation COURAGE. She has extensive clinical experience as a trauma therapist and a particular interest in alcohol as an emotion regulation strategy amongst military veterans suffering from PTSD. Esther will talk about the role of alcohol in military culture, why the prevalence of alcohol addiction is so high amongst veterans and what services are available to support them. Esther will be joined in this presentation by Glyn Owen from Tom Harrison House, a dedicated residential rehabilitation centre for Veterans based in Liverpool.

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