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functioning addict

Are You a Functioning Addict? Signs of Addiction

Often when thinking of addiction, you might picture all of the ways that this condition can debilitate people: losing one’s job, being unable to form healthy relationships, struggling with mental health, becoming isolated, and so on. It’s easy to see these as the hallmarks of addiction. But sometimes, the consequences of addiction aren’t so clear....
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prescription drug rehab

Fake Percocet: Spotting Fake Prescription Drugs

There is a new crisis increasing the dangers of prescription drug use in the United States: fake Percocet. These counterfeit Percocet can be laced with a potentially deadly dose of other drugs. Perhaps most alarmingly, most people who are taking the drugs do not know how to tell if a pill is fake. For veterans...
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being sober

Being Sober After the Military: Sober Life After Service

After military service, many individuals find themselves with invisible wounds of war and few healthy coping mechanisms. So instead, they often turn to alcohol or prescription medications as a means to get by. And while this is unfortunately a common story, the good news is that many of those same individuals eventually get to a...
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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

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 and alcohol addiction

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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alcohol and drug addiction

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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cost of veteran rehab

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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veterans crisis hotline

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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Veteran's drug detox Florida

Drug Detox Florida – Addiction Treatment Options

When you’re going through withdrawals and need a drug detox, Florida has a host of options available. And that’s good, because drug abuse continues to be a big problem for our Florida community. In Florida, there were 4,698 deaths due to drug overdoses in 2018, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But how...
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