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Detox at Veteran Rehab Texas

What Are the Consequences of a Drug Detox at Home?

Recognizing one’s battle with drug abuse is often the first step toward recovery for many people. Finding a therapy program that can help them regain their general health, happiness, and well-being is the next step.   There are several alternatives and therapeutic approaches for recovery if you or someone you love is battling addiction. However, the process of cleansing...
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What Effect Does Alcohol Have on PTSD Symptoms?

November is Veterans’ Month, and Heroes’ Mile wants to honor the lives of our veterans while also recognizing the mental health challenges that many current and former military members endure. Veterans have unique mental health requirements. Many had personal experiences with conflict and horrendous brutality while serving in the armed forces, making them prone to veteran alcoholism and substance misuse, exacerbated by...
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Veteran Drug Addiction

How Does Addiction Rewrite Your Brain?

Addiction to illegal drugs or even prescribed medications have a negative impact on every aspect of your life, including your personal and professional connections. It can have a profound influence on your body and mind, which is why quitting, even if you want to, may be difficult.    This fixation is significant and leaves a long-lasting effect on your...
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Are You Sober Curious?

Have you ever heard of the term “sober curious”? Elective sobriety, commonly known as sober curiosity, is a new growing trend in alcohol use that you may have heard about. This movement includes people who choose to not misuse alcohol for personal or wellness reasons. The state of being sober curious may also be helpful when you’re aiming for a full-time or long-term commitment and...
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Ambien and Alcohol

Ambien and Alcohol: A Dangerous Combination

Ambien is the brand name of the medication known as zolpidem, which is used to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders. Often referred to as a “downer,” Ambien assists a person’s brain into a state of relaxation, which helps them fall asleep. Many people who suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia find it difficult...
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drug and alcohol addiction

The 5 Most Common Causes of Addiction in Veterans

Drug and alcohol addiction continues to be a serious problem in the United States. In fact, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people have been struggling to find help for their substance use disorders and are left feeling lost. And for veterans who face unique challenges, finding help can be even...
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does alcohol cause cancer

Does Alcohol Cause Cancer? Here’s the Sobering Truth

Having a drink after work: harmless, right? Drinking alcohol has certainly been normalized in our society. Most people are aware that alcohol use can become a harmful addiction, but that’s far from the only danger that comes along with drinking even a moderate amount. Alcohol is actually a known carcinogen that can increase your risk...
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Emotional Sobriety

What Is Emotional Sobriety? Finding Long-Term Recovery

The path to recovery from addiction involves more than just hoping to become sober. This is especially true for veterans who may struggle with co-occurring mental health conditions. Remember, turning away from addictive substances is more than just a physical act. When you are working toward recovery, you’ll need to learn how to stay sober...
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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 withdrawal symptoms

Alcohol and Drug Withdrawal Symptoms Before Detox

Without a proper detox center, alcohol and drug withdrawal symptoms can make recovery seem impossible. If you’re detoxing from drugs or alcohol, that means that your body has come to rely on these addictive substances. And even if you’re ready to quit, your body can make the recovery process much harder. Let’s talk about common...
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