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How PTSD Affects Your Relationships

While many people realize that a person’s exposure to traumatic events such as combat or terrorism can create significant physical and mental challenges, there may be less awareness about how these events also affect that person’s loved ones. Post-traumatic stress (often called PTSD) can have a profound impact on relationships, including those with family members and friends.

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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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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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Annette Hill

De-stigmatizing Post Traumatic Stress

That the prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have finally become openly acknowledged in our culture, and are the topic of great discussion, is a terrific thing. However, more work and progress to de-stigmatize those who suffer from the symptoms of these diagnoses has to be done.

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What is Euphoric Recall?

Euphoric recall is a psychological process where people exaggerate positive memories and block out any bad memories.

The process of euphoric recall is most associated with addiction. Addiction provokes the use of coping mechanisms that stimulate the brain. Self medicating coping mechanisms such as drugs, alcohol, sex, or even anger can feel good within a given moment. Euphoric recall focuses on these positive feelings without the context of negative feelings.

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Through Their Eyes

My Why

Sherri Elston - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD Treatment

My Why: Sherri Elston

Sherri Elston Med Tech Sherri was born in Kansas and lived most of her early life there as an only child. Most of her life she was sick and lived in a doctor’s office or hospital it seemed. Going to college and in the medical field became her dream and taking care of the ones that couldn’t…

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Lori Allen - 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: Lori Allen

Lori Allen Nurse Lori Allen, registered nurse, was born and raised in Caroline County. She calls Sparta, Virginia home. For 40 plus years, she has been a member of Salem Baptist Church. During this time, she served as the coordinator for Wednesday Night Dinners for 15 years and organized Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween for 13 years.…

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Valerie Locke- 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: Valerie Locke

Valerie Locke LPC Valerie Locke was born in Huntsville, Alabama. She then moved to Detroit, Michigan, where her father worked as an engineer and mother was a teacher. When she was a teenager her parents divorced and she moved with her mother to Houston, Texas. Valerie knew she wanted to help people after her first…

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Kylie Martinez - 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: Kylie Martinez

Kylie Martinez Med Tech Kylie Martinez was born and raised in Bandera, Texas. She attended and graduated with the class of 2023 from Bandera High School as a certified clinical medical assistant and phlebotomist. Kylie has always had a passion to help others and found an interest in nursing. She is attending UTSA for her…

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Amanda Rose- 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: Amanda Rose

Amanda Rose Client Relations Described as something of a mystic with a passion for helping wounded souls find peace, Amanda is a Warriors Heart Alumni from 2017. As former police officer, her sobriety date is unironically 10-4, which means all clear in police ten code. Amanda also spent about 1.5 years in Israel with a…

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Samantha Hamilton - 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: Samantha Hamilton

Samantha Hamilton Client Relations Samantha was born and raised in Pipe Creek, Texas and graduated from Bandera High School in 2006. She has over 10 years of customer service experience working for various online and in person agencies. The last 5 years she spent as a stay at home mom to her only son. While staying…

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Sharon Luckett - 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: Sharon Luckett

Sharon Luckett Nurse Michelle was born and raised in Bristol, Tennessee. After graduating from Bristol Tennessee High School, she enlisted in the Navy as a Yeoman. Her Navy tours included in the Chief of Naval Personnel office at the Navy Annex, and the Navy General Counsel’s office in the Pentagon before getting out in 2002.…

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David 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: David Chewning

David Chewning Transportation David Chewning is a retired Virginia State Police Sergeant and a United States Army veteran. As a Senior Trooper in Caroline County David’s primary responsibility was to patrol  the highways in order to protect and serve the citizens of the Commonwealth in Caroline and King George Counties, as well as those visiting…

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