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War Veteran Makes Art To Stay Sane And Sober

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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 11:32 AM

there is a video on the linked page that i don't know how to embed. have to watch a 30 second commercial first...then it's like a 4 minute video. very touching.

this guy is a vietnam vet who used to drink and drug his way through PTSD. now...he scours the streets and garbage cans and beach shores for all kinds of weird things and makes art out of it. the art he makes would seem almost a bit disturbing to some but it seems to have helped him cope very well with this disorder that leaves most vets completely disabled.

this is an awesome story.

Patrick Dillon, 60, a Vietnam Veteran used to turn to drugs and alcohol to manage his PTSD following the Vietnam War. Now, a sober Dillon spends his time both in EMDR therapy and expressing his horrific memories through artwork made out of found objects on the streets of New York and on the sands of its neighboring beaches. Dillon invited The Huffington Post into his studio to show us the kinds of creations that keep him both sober and sane.

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