This sense of reliving those traumatic memories is an agonizing part of PTSD, often causing the person to use drugs or alcohol in an attempt to dull the symptoms. But, what exactly are flashbacks and how can they be treated?
Warriors Heart was recently featured in an article written by Chuck Norris, known for his extensive work in TV and film. In it, Chuck describes his viewpoint on PTSD and the importance of treating those who sacrifice their lives for our country with the help of people who have gone through the same set of experiences.
Warriors Heart recently sponsored an event where military members (active, retired, and veteran), National Guard, and reserves were allowed free entry into the San Antonio Zoo. We were featured on both NBC and KENS5 about our effort to honor those who have served our country.
Warriors Heart proudly announces that we are now a certified TRICARE® provider.
We are grateful to be a TRICARE provider and look forward to providing healing for our frontline heroes.
The Colorado Police Officers Foundation has partnered with Warriors Heart as a preferred resource referral for law enforcement officers who need PTSD treatment.
Visit their website below to find out more about the partnership and start healing.
Chief Avsec, a member of the Honorary Board of Advisors at Warriors Heart, provides an introduction for this new addiction treatment center for firefighters and EMS.
As a U.S. Army veteran as well as being a former police officer, I’ve seen all too often the pain and suffering that my fellow warriors have experienced due to PTSD and addiction. I was perplexed and frustrated because I wanted to help, in some way, to assist them in dealing with the demons that they were forced to live with.
I spent much of my youth wondering what I wanted to do with my life. When I graduated high school, I felt like I had a world of possibilities and all that I had to do was make a decision. I knew that I wanted to get married, have a family, graduate college and make a lot of money. What I failed to realize was that my goals were impossible to achieve because I chose to drink alcohol nearly every day.
Our Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, First Responders, and Civilian Warriors make great sacrifices for our country every day. They experience traumatic events which the regular public simply can’t understand. That’s why I feel passionately that our Warriors should be receiving the support they deserve so they can continue serving our country in whatever capacity they choose. I am humbled and honored to be with Warriors Heart where I can continue serving my fellow Warriors.
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.