When you’ve been trained to tough it out no matter what, looking for help doesn’t always feel like the right thing to do. But now you don’t have to go it alone. We’re here for you because we care.

And, because we want to help, we’ve collected a wide range of information that you might find useful. If you can’t find what you need, please let us know. We’ll do our best to get you an answer. For now, please take a look at these resources:

American Chronic Pain Association

Our Mission

  • To facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain..
  • To raise awareness among the health care community, policy makers, and the public at large about issues of living with chronic pain.
  • Visit the ACPA Pain Management Tools to find out how the ACPA can help you on your path to wellness.

Our VetsInPain Program


  • To assist U.S. veterans who live with pain.
  • As a project of the American Chronic Pain Association, we recognize the specific needs of U.S. veterans and military personnel.
  • In response, the VIP program provides education in pain management and a selection of other veteran-oriented resources, including online access to ACPA peer support groups.
  • Our virtual peer support groups are intended for veterans with transportation issues. Remember that virtual meetings are not a substitute for face-to-face peer support group meetings.

Emergency Hotline for Veterans, 24 / 7 Call Center: 1-877-4aid-vet

VA Pain Management facilitate effective pain management by providing convenient, centralized access to resources for the provision of pain services within the VA healthcare system.

Pain Management Information – for Veterans       

Millions of people suffer from pain and are looking for answers. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to separate myths and misunderstanding from facts when it comes to treating pain. The purpose of this website is to bring you the most current and accurate information. Our goal is help you work with your medical team so you can make the best decisions about your healthcare.

Modern thinking emphasizes the significant role you must play in your own healthcare. These educational resources provide a starting point for understanding the complexity of pain, the realities of what your healthcare provider can do for you, and the importance of what you must do for yourself.

This section contains information that has been reviewed and approved by the VA. We are in the process of redesigning this website. Please check back for additional resources and tools to help you better understand and manage the problem of pain.

Pain Management for Veterans


Build the attitude, knowledge, and skills you need to find a secure position, even when chronic pain threatens to challenge your confidence in a rough job market.

  • Feds Hire Vets – Information about the benefits available to you as a veteran seeking work
  • VA Careers – website of job postings within the VA System
  • VA For Vets – Facilitates the reintegration, retention and hiring of Veteran employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • VA Internship Programs – Information on VA Internship programs
  • VetsJobs – America’s Premier Job Board
  • VetSuccess – VetSuccess connects employers to Veterans and puts jobs geared toward Vets in an easily accessible place on the web.
  • Silent Professionals –  It can be challenging to transition to civilian life. This site to helps find work using skills gained in military service.


Get the word about shelter, whether your concern is homelessness, accessible housing, mortgage or rent payments, VA home loans, preventing foreclosure, or a related problem.

Service Records & Awards

Nothing gets done without the right paperwork. Here’s a library of links for finding your records, navigating the proper channels, or rounding up hard-earned medals, decorations, citations.