Latest Articles

soldier leaving his family on deployment

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.

Read more
a normal brain's synapses compared to that of a meth user

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
young attractive man leaning desperate on window glass at home looking worried depressed thoughtful and lonely suffering depression in work or personal problems concept with copy space - euphoric recall

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.

Read more

Through Their Eyes

My Why

Patricia Jureczki - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders.

My Why: Patricia Jureczki

Patricia Jureczki CR Manager Tricia was born in San Antonio Tx where she lived for 8 years until her parents’ divorced. Her mother moved them out to Bandera Texas, where she attended Bandera high school and graduated in 2018. She is the second oldest of 5 girls and has always shown amazing leadership skills, a…

Read more
Roxy Fox - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders.

My Why: Roxy Fox

Roxy Fox Nurse Manager I enjoy relaxing by the pool and traveling.  I love to go see new places, meet new people and experience other cultures.   I am mom to 2 children who are now in their 30’s which seems very weird to say since I remember when I was 30.  I am grandma to…

Read more
Kelly Wylie - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders.

My Why: Kelly Wylie

Kelly Wylie LCDC Intern Kelly was born and raised in Houston, Tx but she has called the hill country home since 2021. Kelly has 3 kids, and for most of their life she was a stay-at-home mom. Her son Chase, passed away after a 5-year battle with leukemia and it led her into addiction. After getting sober and realizing…

Read more
Mark "Abdul" Saunders - 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: Mark “Abdul” Saunders

Mark “Abdul” Saunders LCDC Mark Saunders, Who goes by Abdul is a LCDC and graduate student at Austin Community College with an AAS degree in Human Services, after attending Texas College in Tyler, Texas for 4 years. I Played basketball and got drafted by CBA (Continental Basketball Association) in 1986 and left school to pursue…

Read more
Briar Cox - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders.

My Why: Briar Cox

Briar Cox CR Briar was born in Henrico, VA and, in early years, lived in King William County before moving and settling in Caroline County. Briar was then homeschooled and excelled academically. Briar has always had a passion for farming. Living on a family owned farm with his mother and step-father made his dream come…

Read more
Emily Cox - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders.

My Why: Emily Cox

Emily Cox RN Emily Cox was born in Indiana, raised in Michigan and has called Virginia home for 22 years.  Emily has been married to her husband, Chris, for 13 years.  She is “mumma” to Kylie and Kayla and stepmom to 3 bonus children. Emily completed her nursing degree in 2005 and has worked in…

Read more
Twbomly, K. Headshot - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders.

My Why: Kyle Twombly

Kyle Twombly Med Tech/ EMT Kyle grew up in Virginia where he faced his own struggles growing up. Watching his mom struggle and being placed by social services to live with his grandparents for a few years as a young kid he learned quickly about life’s struggles. At 18 he joined his local volunteer fire…

Read more
Crystal Fuller - Warriors Heart - Addiction and PTSD treatment center for active military, veterans, and first responders.

My Why: Crystal Fuller

Crystal Fuller Housekeeping Crystal Fuller was born and raised in Mason, Michigan.  She spent the majority of her childhood in the foster care system because of her biological parents addictions, and lack of wanting to be parents.  When Crystal was 16 yrs old, she was placed with a couple, Joseph and Judy Wagner, who would…

Read more