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Detox for Veterans

How to Recognize if a Loved One Is Living with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health illness brought on by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. Many people believe that PTSD affects just war veterans. However, it can also emerge as a result of other stressful circumstances. PTSD frequently leads to substance abuse, necessitating rehab, starting with detox for Veterans. Veterans and active-duty military people...
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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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How to Care for Yourself After Experiencing Trauma

Serving your nation may require you to give your life. Many warriors throughout the world pursue this career. Serving means putting your life on the line; survivors, on the other hand, may have to live with the trauma they experienced in combat zones for the rest of their lives.    Some veterans have successfully overcome this trauma at a Veteran...
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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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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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Top 5 Veterans Mental Health Services Available in Florida

Did you know that Florida has one of the largest veteran populations in the entire country? With over 1.5 million veterans in Florida comes the need for mental health treatment. But finding the right mental health care for veterans can be confusing and even time sensitive. How do you know which type of treatment will...
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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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How PTSD Service Dogs Help Veterans

Studies prove that having a trained animal companion helps those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders to cope with the overwhelming symptoms. This is true for veterans as well. PTSD service dogs are often a great resource for veterans to rely on for a sense of security as they work their...
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20 Veteran Quotes to Uplift Veterans

For civilians, it can be easy to forget the sacrifices that veterans make. And for veterans, it may feel like the world does not appreciate what you’ve gone through. As a drug and alcohol rehab run for and by veterans, we want to share the best veteran quotes to uplift our military personnel and show...
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How to Stay Active After Retiring from Active Duty

After retiring from active duty, veterans just like you often feel lost, confused, and frustrated upon returning to their communities. You might wonder why it is so challenging to make this trip back home or why you don’t feel safe even though you are no longer on active duty. You probably have asked yourself, “What...
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