Angela Peacock served in the US Army from 1998-2004 and was medically retired after one tour in Iraq. She was medicated for PTS since that time, going on and off benzodiazepines several times under a doctor’s care until coming off for the final time in January 2016. She holds a bachelor’s of science in psychology and will graduate in May 2019 from Washington University in St. Louis- Brown School of Social work with a masters in social work. As a 2019 Veterans of Foreign Wars- Student Veterans of America, Legislative Policy Fellow, she is advocating for change in Benzo policy at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is embarking on a community outreach effort to improve medication and health literacy among military veterans and their family members.