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The Truth of Addiction Rates Among Veterans

While there is rightly a lot of attention paid to veteran PTSD statistics, drug and alcohol addiction rates among veterans go comparatively ignored. But not talking about drug and alcohol abuse in military personnel only creates additional hurdles in accessing addiction treatment. And that’s a problem, because 10% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan...
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Signs of PTSD and How to Address Them

Many United States experience the signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But leaving PTSD untreated can lead to a lot of complications, including angry outbursts, substance use disorders, and further mental health concerns.  If you are concerned that you or a loved one has PTSD, this article is here to help you understand everything you...
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medical detox for veterans

Medical Detox: Why Do Veterans Need It?

Coming to the decision to quit drugs and alcohol is life-changing. And you should feel proud for taking that first step, but it’s important to make sure you’re laying the foundation for a successful recovery. When you first decide to stop drinking or using, you may feel tempted to quit “cold turkey” at home. But...
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The Benefits of Residential Rehab in Florida

The Benefits of Residential Rehab in Florida

Throughout the years, our residential rehab staff at Heroes’ Mile has helped countless veterans like you recover from issues with substance abuse. But what exactly are the benefits of residential rehab for veterans? Whether you struggle with alcohol addiction, drug dependency, or invisible wounds of war, residential rehab provides you with the ultimate care so...
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opioid epidemic veterans

The Opioid Epidemic: History and Impact on Veterans

The opioid epidemic has spread across the United States for nearly 30 years. During this time, there have been millions of cases of opioid use disorders and hundreds of thousands of opioid overdoses. And while the situation has improved, the opioid crisis continues to be a problem for countless Americans. But without knowing how it...
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complex post-traumatic stress disorder

Complex PTSD: Symptoms and Treatments for Veterans

As a veteran, you are probably familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But what exactly is complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD)?  This article will explain the differences between PTSD and CPTSD and how you can get help for this mental health issue. PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder vs. CPTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental...
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combat exposure and PTSD

How Does Combat Exposure Affect Veterans?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorder, and other mental health problems are common ailments in veterans who have had combat exposure. But how exactly does combat exposure affect veterans, and is it affecting you?  Learn more about how you can assess stressors based on your own experiences in order to find the right treatment...
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PTSD medication

PTSD Medication: Does It Help Veterans?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the mental health conditions that millions of veterans face after serving. While the symptoms of PTSD are often intense and lead to unhealthy coping mechanisms when untreated, healing from this anxiety disorder is possible. There are new successful options for treating PTSD, including taking PTSD medication. But what...
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PTSD awareness month

5 Things You Need to Know for PTSD Awareness Month

This June is the United States Department of Veterans Affairs‘ (VA) post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, and that makes this the perfect time to share information about PTSD. Whether you’re a veteran living with PTSD yourself, your loved one is a service member with post-traumatic stress, or you just want to support people dealing...
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vicodin drug abuse

Vicodin: Addiction, Uses, and Recovery for Veterans

For many veterans, especially combat exposed veterans, Vicodin plays an important role in their daily pain management. While this can do a lot to help military personnel re-integrate into civilian life, Vicodin is one of many prescription drugs that is regularly abused. And when this happens, it can lead to prescription drug addiction, which can...
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