Firefighters

Firefighters brave fierce flames in order to accomplish their mission: save the lives of those who are in danger. This pressure to act flawlessly with each call along with the constant need to be ready for anything could wear down even the toughest person. In order to cope with this extreme sense of responsibility, many firefighters turn to alcohol or drugs in order to remain calm or develop PTSD as a result of the trauma.

For families and friends, this can be painful to watch. In order to avoid further damage, it’s important to be aware of any of the damaging signs that could point to PTSD or addiction.

Healing and Comfort at Warriors Heart

Located on a beautiful, private ranch just outside of San Antonio, TX, the Warriors Heart treatment center provides firefighters with a beautiful area to heal. Within our center you will find a home-like environment alongside fishing ponds, recreational areas, suite-styled rooms, and a large variety of areas to reflect. There are also a multitude of delicious meals cooked by our private chef as well as wild game to hunt. They will not feel alone and they will be able to interact with others during their recovery in a home environment.

Our extensive facility offers an opportunity for firefighters to find a place with a close brotherhood of warriors who have gone through similar situations. This also allows for several opportunities for them to be one with nature in an environment that distances itself from the hospital setting that is common in other facilities. We pride ourselves in having designed a treatment center that allows for your loved one to heal with respect and pride.

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Amenities

  • Basketball Courts
  • Table Tennis and Pool Tables
  • Swimming Pool
  • Warrior Fitness Center
  • Running & Walking Trails
  • Fishing on Our Private Lake
  • Massage/Body Work

Within our center you will find a home-like environment alongside fishing ponds, recreational areas, suite-styled rooms, and a large variety of areas to reflect.There are also a multitude of delicious meals cooked by our private chef as well as wild game to hunt. They will not feel alone and they will be able to interact with others during their recovery in a home environment.

Our extensive facility offers an opportunity for firefighters to find a place with a close brotherhood of warriors who have gone through similar situations. This also allows for several opportunities for them to be one with nature in an environment that distances itself from the hospital setting that is common in other facilities. We pride ourselves in having designed a treatment center that allows for your loved one to heal with respect and pride.

Learn More

Amenities

  • Warrior Fitness Center
  • Running & Walking Trails
  • Fishing on Our Private Lake
  • Massage/Body Work
  • Basketball Courts
  • Table Tennis and Pool Tables
  • Swimming Pool

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Treatments We Offer

Our main program consists of 6 to 8 weeks of treatment which allows for proper time to treat the issues that could be causing problems. We also offer an outpatient program which is shorter, but is tailored to treat a variety of symptoms including moral injury.

Outpatient

We offer an outpatient treatment program for those who are unable to attend our facility due to work or social responsibilities. This program takes place a few times a week where they will receive monitoring and treatment for their challenges.

Residential Treatment

After our inpatient program, we offer an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in order to allow for a smooth transition that allows for greater success of long term sobriety. This is done through at least 1 session a week of individual counseling/therapy which will provide effective processing and dealing with life’s stressors.

Long Term Sober Living

After completing their addiction treatment, it’s recommended that your loved one become part of one of our sober living programs. There they will learn of the benefits of a sober lifestyle while attending counseling sessions to understand the impact of alcohol and drugs on one’s life.

Day Treatment

Our day treatment program is made up of group counseling and therapy sessions to help provide care after our outpatient program is completed. Our team of licensed counselors and qualified professionals provide extensive support to create an environment of support. There is a minimum of 2 hours of group counseling or group therapy for 4 days per week.

Detox

Our detox facility is located within Warriors Heart where a full staff of experienced and licensed addiction specialists provide personalized monitoring and withdrawal symptom management. This allows for overall wellness and recovery while safely and comfortably providing alcohol/drug detoxification.

Warriors Heart accepts a wide variety of insurance including BlueCross, Aetna, Cigna, among many others.

Signs To Watch For

While firefighters work together as a unit, some signs could go unnoticed until they’re too late. Some of these symptoms are fairly normal after a traumatic event but others become concerning when they continue for long periods of time.

Abusing drugs or alcohol

Alcohol and drug usage is common in today’s society, but abusing them in an attempt to cope with traumatic memories is a warning sign that could turn into addiction. This is a fairly common occurrence for those who have PTSD, and can often lead to severe cases of withdrawal or regular binges that can lead to destructive behavior.

Constant feelings of unrest

While families and friends might not see their loved ones every day due to their hectic schedules, some might notice a deep feeling of unrest when they do come home. This can include having difficulty falling asleep and vividly recalling traumatizing memories. Some begin to self-medicate by using alcohol and drugs in order to fall asleep, which ultimately results in addiction.

Inability to express happiness

Those who have PTSD or are addicted to a substance often find themselves losing pleasure in everyday activities. This can cause them to become inexpressive, avoid activities that once made them happy, or even isolate themselves from others to avoid raising suspicion.

Change in mood

A large change in the way they act or behave is a warning sign to watch for since it could suggest that they are facing traumatic memories. This can often lead to them acting aggressively, expressing feelings of hopelessness, or simply being much more irritable when talking about others.

Acting violently

Some firefighters might begin to start displaying actions that increase their risk of getting hurt or sustaining life threatening injuries. This can also cause them to lash out against others in the form of abuse, assault, or verbal intimidation.

Threatening to harm themselves or commit suicide

When a firefighter threatens to take their life or cause harm to themselves or others this should not be taken lightly. If a loved one has threatened to do so call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for immediate assistance.

I have become the person I am supposed to be here, I have renewed my life and have a fresh start.

– Dallas, Firefighter

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What To Expect

Upon arriving to Warriors Heart, your loved one will be greeted by our team and welcomed warmly. They will then receive a tour of the facility to become familiar with the surroundings and see what we have to offer before their treatment begins.

How To Pay For Treatment

Our focus is on healing warriors and we work to ensure that paying for treatment is easy. There are multiple ways to pay including through an insurance provider, paying privately, and many more. We’ll be able to assist you in finding the best option for your situation.

What To Bring

In order to properly provide treatment, we have compiled a simple list of items that warriors can bring to our facility. These items include appropriate clothing, any necessary medications, and basic paperwork.

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