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Going to Rehab: A Guide for Veterans

If you are a veteran who is considering going to rehab, you most likely have a lot of questions and concerns. To start, what is the process of going to rehab like for veterans? What do you need to know as you prepare for drug addiction recovery? Thankfully, this guide is here to answer all...
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drug and alcohol addiction

Addiction Recovery Steps: The Path to Lifelong Sobriety

Addiction recovery isn’t an easy process. Although the concept is simple—no longer using drugs or alcohol—the path to get there is often fraught with wrong turns, setbacks, and dangers only those who have experienced addiction will understand. It can be very difficult to quit drugs and alcohol, especially if you’re searching for lifelong recovery. That’s...
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Florida Drug Overdose Deaths 2020: Dangers for Veterans

Despite the fact that we’ve entered into the new year, we can’t escape the startling rise in addiction statistics from 2020. These numbers reveal the sad reality of what happens when substance use disorders go untreated, especially for those who are at a greater risk for developing mental health concerns, like military personnel. Learn more...
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Peer Recovery Coaches: Helping Veterans Stay in Recovery

Once you’ve decided to seek alcohol or drug addiction treatment, you might have several ideas of what life will look like after rehab. And a lot of things will change—24/7 care at a veteran addiction treatment center can change your outlook on the world, how you cope with addiction, and how you understand existing mental health issues....
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Gray Area Drinking: Are You Drinking Too Much?

The year 2020 was confusing, to say the least. Between social distancing and transitions into remote environments, it’s been hard to determine what’s “normal” during a pandemic. With numerous studies reporting an increase in alcohol consumption during the pandemic, it has become evident that this sense of confusion has also extended to our relationship with...
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Veteran Moral Injury

Does Moral Injury Provoke Addiction Among Veterans?

The United States Military often depicts images of honor, dignity, and bravery. Many of those who join the military are following a desire to perform duties that benefit the greater good, indicating a character full of personal values and integrity.  But what happens when this high character is thrown off balance by actions necessary to...
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Veteran Moral Injury

Barriers to Mental Health Treatment for Veterans

Despite the fact that treatment options for people with mental illnesses continue to become more effective and accessible throughout the United States, veterans still face many barriers to mental health treatment. Unfortunately, veterans struggle with more barriers to care than other people who need treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. But why is this...
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military mental health care

New Military Mental Health Services May Be Here to Stay

Historically, military mental health services have lacked in crucial areas of care. But thanks to new measures taken by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to better serve veterans with mental illnesses or other mental health issues, it’s safe to say that there are substantial changes coming to military mental health care. Notably, the VA...
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alcohol and drug addiction

5 Reasons to Start Drug and Alcohol Treatment Before 2021

With the holidays getting closer and closer, many people have decided to put off drug and alcohol treatment. That’s natural; we think of this as a festive time, so we don’t want to “ruin” it with substance abuse treatment. However, for veterans especially, this mindset can have dangerous and far-reaching consequences. Today, we’re going to...
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How Veterans Can Afford Rehab Costs in DeLand, FL

For many veterans who struggle with substance abuse, they know that they need professional help. But knowing you need help does not always mean knowing how to pay for rehab. That’s completely understandable, but at Heroes’ Mile, we want to make sure that rehab cost is not a hurdle in you getting the help that...
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