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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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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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New Veterans Crisis Hotline Coming in 2022

For veterans with mental illness or substance abuse issues, easy access to professional help is crucial. That’s why the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has declared their support for the 988 expansion initiative, which would create a national three-digit civilian and veterans crisis hotline by July 2022. This measure has gained a lot of...
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Moral Injury in Veterans

PTSD and Depression in Veterans: Fast Facts

Did you know that there is a connection between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression? Many veterans in the United States struggle with more than just PTSD when they return home from active duty. In fact, veterans who have PTSD frequently have co-occurring mental health conditions like depression. When combined, PTSD and depression can lead...
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Military Alcohol Rehab: What to Expect

For military veterans and active duty members, seeking help for issues like addiction isn’t always easy. However, too many veterans suffer from physical and mental health consequences when they do not receive treatment. This is why it is so important for you to consider military alcohol rehab. But what is military alcohol rehab? What does...
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Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation for Veterans

Making the decision to seek substance abuse treatment is an important first step toward long-term recovery. But if you are considering drug and alcohol rehabilitation, you probably have a lot of questions about what your treatment plan will be. Below, we explain everything that veterans need to know about drug and alcohol rehabilitation, including what...
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