Once a Warrior ─ Always a Warrior

Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home

Already a nationally-known advocate for eradicating the stigma of mental health care in the military, Dr. Hoge now reaches out to a larger community. Veterans and their families, friends, coworkers, and health care providers will welcome this wealth of new insight and practical information.

Here, in easily accessible writing, Dr. Hoge presents the latest knowledge about combat stress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), and other physiological reactions to war. Readers learn about the range of self-help and treatment options – including their limitations – and how they can be modified or combined to suit the needs of the individual warrior or family member. Dr. Hoge’s compelling message about recognizing the value of combat survival skills will help anyone who wants to understand the experience of service members and veterans more fully.

Once a Warrior

Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior is for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone (current service members, veterans, government workers, contractors), and describes how to navigate the transition from the war zone successfully — no matter how many days, months, or years have passed. The warrior’s spouse, partner, and family members, as well as coworkers and health care providers, will be enriched by reading this book.

ForWord Reviews Book of the Year Bronze Medalist (Psychology)

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"Dr. Hoge possesses the rare gift of being able to translate the science from published research into the language of the warrior…should be required reading for mental health professionals… it will help them strike the right chord with those they serve, even if they have not walked in their boots."

James Peake, MD, Former Secretary of Veteran Affairs (2007-2009), 40th Surgeon General of the US Army, decorated combat veteran

"I have been reviewing the evaluations from the audience members from your presentation at the Distinguished Lecture Series and every single one is full of nothing but accolades. You presented a wealth of information in a very approachable and understandable manner, and it was clear how engaged the crowd was. I will tell you what a rarity this combination is and how refreshing it is to be a part of a presentation like yours."

Antonia Novella, MD, 14th Surgeon General of the United States (1990-1993)