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- Warriors Heart is an addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders. Contact us today at (844) 448-2567.

Who’s the biggest foe: COVID or Addiction?

COVID-19 with the “Delta” variant, along with the newest variant “Omicron,” has inflicted devastation on public health around the world; disrupting all aspects of life globally. As the unknown future of this ever-mutating virus continues, a largely unmasked nation walks the line of a “new normal;” celebrating the return to near-ordinary life with children returning…

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Warriors Heart is an addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders. Contact us today at (844) 448-2567.

Medication Assisted Treatment For Opioid Addiction: A New Perspective

When Americans are asked to recognize U.S. service members, law enforcement and first responders, the feelings of reverence honoring those men and women are of unity and appreciation. The recognition that these heroes sacrifice their safeties in daily battles is generally met with gratitude and celebration. But these heroes are fighting even after their life…

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Strength in Support: How Law Enforcement Officers Face Addiction and PTSD

Strength in Support: How Law Enforcement Officers Face Addiction and PTSD

Law enforcement officers, and other members of the first responder community, have a mission to protect and serve the lives of those who are placed in harm’s way. The immeasurable pressure to remain composed and diplomatic in moments of extreme stress can be too difficult for the average person to bear. Law enforcement is a…

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Warriors Heart is an addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders. Contact us today at (844) 448-2567.

Caring for Our Caregivers during Isolation

Working within high stress environments is familiar for first responders, law enforcement, emergency room and intensive care staff. Frontline workers have been trained to maintain a level of composure while performing complicated procedures like gunshot wounds, heart attacks, and patients coding. The COVID-19 pandemic introduced a new challenge to this group of professionals; a chronic…

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Jiu-jitsu Is More Than What It Appears

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu developed from the work of two brothers named Carlos and Helio Gracie who learned the techniques from a Japanese man named Mitsuyo Maeda who migrated to Brazil around 1917. Jiu-jitsu is not what it appears. When people learn that I study Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a common response I get is, “Oh you do MMA.”  They think of me as a fighter in a cage or ring. This is a narrow perception of…

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STAYING AFLOAT IN A SEA OF UNCERTAINTY

By Dr. Rick Boone Clinical Director, Warriors Heart As the constantly-evolving news of the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps across the nation and covers our world with apprehension and conflicting points of view, we at Warriors Heart are taking a thoughtful, balanced approach in an effort to protect ourselves and our clients from careless exposure to illness…

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Through Their Eyes

My Why

Eric Hall - COO

My Why: Eric Hall

Eric Hall Chief Operating Officer (COO) Mr. Eric Hall joined the Warriors Heart family in January 2024 as the Chief Operating Officer; where he performs the duties as senior executive overseeing the Executive Directors, and the operations and supporting services at our treatment facility locations, along with the coordination and alignment with Headquarters programs. Prior…

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Jillian Greer

My Why: Jillian Greer

Jillian Greer Client Relations – Intake Jillian is very passionate about expressing her emotions through art. She believes that it does not matter whether you have ‘good’ artistic skills or not, but that you feel that you can fully express your emotions through the form of art. Growing up in Louisiana has helped her to…

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Bryon Lavin

My Why: Bryon Lavin

Bryon Lavin Client Relations Bryon Lavin was born in a small town in the mountains of Colorado. He grow up spending most of his time snowboarding, eventually becoming Pro in 1995 after suffering a major accident in the sport in 2007 he moved to Texas to be with family. Life took a turn after the…

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Guy Spottswood - Warriors Heart is an addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders. Contact us today at (844) 448-2567.

My Why: Guy Spottswood

Brittany Durst RN Guy Spottswood was born and raised in upstate New York in the town of Poughkeepsie. He was educated in the local schools and had hopes of attending the world-famous Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park New York, right outside of Poughkeepsie. He never ended up attending the college but, that never…

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Brittany Durst - Warriors Heart is an addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders. Contact us today at (844) 448-2567.

My Why: Brittany Durst

Brittany Durst RN Brittany is a Texas native and has lived all over from Japan to Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Virginia. Her husband is an active duty Marine of 19 years stationed at Quantico. They have 2 adventerous boys, ages 5 and 8. She fosters and trains service dogs as a volunteer through…

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Michelle Chewning - Warriors Heart is an addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders. Contact us today at (844) 448-2567.

My Why: Michelle Chewning

Michelle Chewning Med Tech Michelle Chewning is a Med Tech assigned to Warriors Heart, Virginia.  Michelle has been a Paramedic for 20 years and worked as a Firefighter/Medic for Caroline Fire and Rescue from 2003-2007.  She was then promoted to Lieutenant of operations and served in that capacity for several years.  She left the fire…

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Jamie Perry - Warriors Heart is an addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders. Contact us today at (844) 448-2567.

My Why: Jamie Perry

Jamie Perry Housekeeper Jamie was born in Houston, Texas, but was raised here in Woodbridge Virginia. She grew up in Woodbridge and spent a lot of time outdoors in the Shenandoah Mountains with her grandparents, and on the waters of the Potomac River with her family. Jamie loves fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, arts and crafts…

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Kaylie Rickman - Warriors Heart is an addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders. Contact us today at (844) 448-2567.

My Why: Kaylie Rickman

Kaylie Rickman Client Relations Kaylie Rickman was born in Harris county, Houston TX in November of 2003. Kaylie’s family moved away to Bandera TX when she was about two, from there she went to school and lived the Bandera lifestyle. She was always the classroom artist and would spend her time doodling in pages and…

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