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Heroes’ Mile News

01
Jul

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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22
Jun

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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17
Jun

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. Table of Contents PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder vs. CPTSDSymptoms of PTSD vs....
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10
Jun

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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02
Jun

PTSD Medication: Does It Help?

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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29
May

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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28
May

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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20
May

Complicated Grief and How Veterans Can Move Past It

Every year, millions of United States veterans find themselves dealing with complicated grief as a result of their military service. But why is this grief so difficult to move past? And what makes veterans so vulnerable to it? Read on to learn about how veterans can successfully navigate the grieving process and get help for...
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13
May

How to Stop Rumination in Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress

Sometimes, the best thing you can do is let things go. But for veterans dealing with rumination, they find themselves stuck in patterns of repeating the same thoughts. And most of the time, these thoughts contain harmful memories or beliefs that can disrupt their mental health, weaken their relationships, and even lead to substance abuse....
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