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Why Willpower Doesn’t Work

Family members and friends who are not addicts themselves often have no comprehension of how compelled an addict feels to continue their obsessive drug seeking behavior. Once a family understands from a biochemical standpoint why their loved one is choosing drugs over their family and friends, they begin to have greater compassion for the hell their loved one is trapped in. This takes a lot of the blame out of the family relationship so that the focus can shift to treatment.

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My Why: Rob Wilson

I am a US Army Veteran, former Police Officer and Corrections Officer. I am a father, husband, son and recovering opiate addict. I have served 5 tours of duty in Iraq, Cuba and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi and Operation Enduring Freedom as a Military Police Officer.

I truly hope that someone reading this will find their way to treatment and get their life back as well. This disease of addiction truly is cunning, baffling and powerful. Don’t let one more day go by.

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My Why: Chris DeMeo

I sometimes have been asked why I am no longer in Law Enforcement and what am I doing today. The answer has always been really simple. After I explain “My Why,” people understand and almost always have a certain respect for my life’s mission.

I am proud to say that today I am moving forward with Warriors Heart and helping soldiers and first responders around the country. I have been blessed by the grace of God to be able to impact so many positively in the struggle.

Tom Spooner

Heart Breakers

I wanted to start writing about War and matters of the Heart. We all have stories of what we did during Battle. I wanted to write about other aspects of War that were equally devastating to me.

We all understand what it is like to have your heart broken. From a girlfriend, death of a family member, big opportunity lost etc. Below is one that I have experienced and I know many of you have also.

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Healing Facility Moves to Purple Sage Ranch

Recovering from trauma and addiction calls for incredible amounts of inner-strength and self-discipline. Warriors have to pull courage from everything around them. In addition to the support of family, friends, physicians, and therapists, our warriors need a relaxing atmosphere in which they can rediscover themselves and their inner peace.

To accommodate this need, our organization’s founders and staff have chosen to locate our healing center at Mack and Marilyn Chase’s former convention location, Purple Sage Ranch.

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My Why: Lisa Lannon

I am committed to doing what I love and loving what I do. To follow my why.

Why am I so passionate about assisting our Warriors in healing from addiction and PTSD?

Looking back and connecting the dots, like in Steve Jobs’ commencement speech to Stanford University in 2005, was easy. I didn’t have to look very far.