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Heroes’ Mile News

04
Feb

What Is My Why: Lindsey A., Receptionist

My name is Lindsay and I am a receptionist as well as a grateful recovering addict. My battle with addiction started when I was 16, and I quickly found myself spiraling in a constant search for more drugs. Sadly, getting my next high was my life’s purpose for seven years. I spent most of that...
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03
Feb

Finding Help for Veterans with PTSD

For many friends and families of service members, finding help for veterans with PTSD can feel impossible. Living with PTSD can lead to substance abuse, damage relationships, and generally lower the quality of life for military personnel. Whether you’re a family member, a friend, or a veteran yourself, everyone can benefit by learning more about...
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29
Jan

What’s My Why: Jose L., Recovery Advocate

My name is Jose Lopez, and I supervise the Recovery Advocate Dept. Basically, it’s my job to make sure there are no issues in the department. Beyond that, I facilitate group therapy and make the schedule for our Recovery Advocates. I have worked at Heroes’ Mile since the first day we opened. I troubleshoot any...
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22
Jan

What’s My Why: David Cartagena, Director of Programs

My name is David Cartagena, and I have been Heroes’ Mile’s Director of Programs since the treatment center opened in June of 2019. My responsibilities include supervising our therapists and recovery advocates, facilitating treatment team meetings, reviewing client charts, monitoring group therapy sessions, and setting our clinical schedule. I have worked in addiction recovery for...
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15
Jan

What Is My Why: Don S., Director of Admissions

I direct admissions at Heroes’ Mile Recovery Center in Deland, FL. My duties sound straightforward and simple. I find a way to get Military Veterans into our program. As I said, it sounds simple, but it is much more difficult than I ever imagined. I served in a few different roles at this facility since...
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04
Nov

Veterans Day History: 3 Fast Facts

Veterans Day is almost here, which makes this the perfect time to remember the origins of this holiday in the United States. Today we’ll look at Veterans Day history to remind you why we celebrate our veterans every November 11th. 1. Veterans Day Began on November 11, 1918 If you’re a history buff, you might...
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03
Oct

3 Secret Benefits of Equine Therapy for Veterans

As Americans, we grow up with heroic images of horses and cowpokes. There’s a kind of natural majesty there, and many people turn to horse riding to experience that feeling of power and calm in their own lives. Now, however, it has gone one step further. Veterans recovering from substance use disorder use equine therapy...
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23
Aug

Understanding Military Sexual Trauma and Finding Treatment Options

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that 1 in 4 female veterans and 1 in 100 male veterans have experienced military sexual trauma (MST). MST applies to service members who have experienced sexual harassment or assault at any point during their military career. Unfortunately, many veterans and active service personnel do not disclose their...
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08
Aug

The Connection Between PTSD and Veterans

Although we tend to think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a modern disease, it has actually been around for a long time. However, only recently have healthcare professionals truly begun to understand what it is and how to care for it. This is partly due to the fact that PTSD manifests itself in many...
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