Craig joined the Marine Corps in September 2000. After the attacks on 9/11, Craig was assigned to a provisional rifle company for the invasion of Iraq. Craig’s combat deployment really affected his transition into the civilian world upon his discharge. After four years of bouncing in and out of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance use (SU) inpatient programs, Craig finally got the assistance needed when the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment referred him to a PTSD/SU residential program.
Craig decided to make the most of his situation and double majored in Psychology B.A., minor Behavioral Neuroscience, and Chemical Dependency Addiction Studies B.S. Craig is nearing completion of his Masters in Social Work with a concentration in military/veteran systems. Before treatment, Craig could barely leave his house. Since treatment, Craig has been able to coach his children’s basketball, soccer, and softball teams. Craig has also successfully completed marathons and triathlons.
Craig would eventually like to serve the veteran population as a clinical social worker with a focus on substance use disorders.
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