Law Enforcement

Police officers and other members of law enforcement have a mission to protect and serve the lives of those who are placed in harm’s way. However, their mission is often not that simple and could involve situations where they might have to calm and pacify an individual in one call only to rush to a scene where a gunfight is occurring. This pressure to remain calm and diplomatic in moments of extreme stress can be too difficult for the average person to bear, and often leads to alcohol or drug abuse as they seek to cope with the effects.

While police officers can come home to their friends and family, many LEOs begin to feel the effects of their daily work and their loved ones soon start to realize the damage. In these instances, family members have to be vigilant of the dangerous effects of PTSD and addiction.

Comforting & Healing Facilities

The Warriors Heart treatment center is located on a beautiful, private ranch in Bandera, TX, just outside of San Antonio, TX. There we provide treatment in a center that highlights the benefits of recovering at a beautiful home-like environment. Within our center you will find suite-like rooms, recreational areas, fishing ponds, trails for walking and running, and a large variety of areas to reflect. For those who wish to remain active there is also a warrior fitness center, wild game to hunt, and delicious meals cooked by our private chef.

We are happy to have designed an environment where your loved one will not feel alone and will be able to interact with others during their recovery.

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Amenities

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

There we provide treatment in a center that highlights the benefits of recovering at a beautiful home-like environment. Within our center you will find suite-like rooms, recreational areas, fishing ponds, trails for walking and running, and a large variety of areas to reflect. For those who wish to remain active there is also a warrior fitness center, wild game to hunt, and delicious meals cooked by our private chef.

We are happy to have designed an environment where your loved one will not feel alone and will be able to interact with others during their recovery.

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

Treatments We Offer

Our main treatment program consists of a 6 to 8 week program which provides the most benefits. We also offer a treatment plan starting at a minimum of 28 days that is tailored to treat a variety of symptoms including moral injury.

Upon beginning treatment, your loved one will receive an initial screening tailored by one of our counselors. They’re designed to identify and treat a variety of symptoms they might be going through to ensure that those challenges are addressed well.

Residential Treatment

Our most effective treatment program involves having your loved one come to the Warriors Heart treatment center to be under our care and be provided with support 24/7. They will spend a minimum of 28 days alongside others who have gone through similar situations.

Outpatient

We also offer outpatient treatment programs for those who wish to get treatment but are unable to commit to a stay due to work or social responsibilities. This program takes place two days a week where they will receive treatment and monitoring of their progress throughout.

Long Term Sober Living

Joining one of our sober living programs is recommended after completing treatment, in order to help promote a sober lifestyle. Warriors attend meetings and counseling sessions that allow for them to understand the impact that alcohol and drugs have and how to best avoid them.

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

Signs To Look For

There are a variety of signs to watch for that your loved one in police enforcement could be going through PTSD. Some of these symptoms are normal to experience after a stressful situation, but they become of concern when they are sustained.

Using drugs or alcohol excessively

Alcohol and drug abuse are common for those who experience PTSD, and an important sign that could become an addiction. Drug abuse can often reach the point of dependency where any attempt to withdraw can cause harm. Those who abuse alcohol tend to regularly experience blackouts and hangovers, and often use it to cope with their traumatic memories.

Inability to feel happiness

Losing pleasure in activities that once brought happiness is common for those who experience PTSD or addiction. This can often be as severe as isolating themselves from others or as simple as having difficulty feeling joy as they spend time with friends and family.

Feelings of unrest

After returning home, police officers who recently witnessed a traumatic event might be unable to sleep well as a result of the vivid memories. When this becomes a daily occurrence it could lead to many self-medicating with alcohol or drugs in order to get some rest, ultimately leading to addiction that causes more harm.

Threats to cause self-harm or suicide

Threatening to cause self-harm or commit suicide is something that should not be taken lightly. If a loved one in the police force has taken action or threatened to harm themselves, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for immediate assistance.

Shift in mood

Your loved one might start to experience feelings of aggression or irritability as they talk to others. This could also include mentions of feeling trapped or having no hope in the future, which is often a result of a shift in mood.

Violent behavior

Experiencing call after call of traumatizing events could lead many to start taking risk-taking behavior which could indicate a disregard for their safety. Harming others could also become a problem and could lead to domestic violence alongside intimidation, assault, or other abusive behavior.

At Warriors Heart I was embraced for being a police officer instead of being shunned.

– Kris, LEO

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How To Pay For Treatment

Paying for a treatment is easy and there are multiple ways to do so at Warriors Heart. From paying through an insurance provider to paying privately, we can assist you to find the best option. Our focus is on healing and making the payment process easy will allow for the treatment to be our goal.

What To Expect

When they arrive to Warriors Heart, your loved one will be greeted by our team and welcomed with open hands. There will be a tour where they will be able to get familiar with the surroundings and learn about what we have to offer.

What To Bring

We treat a large variety of warriors so we have made a simple list of items that are permitted at our center to help keep everyone focused on their treatment to receive the most benefits. This includes, basic paperwork, appropriate clothing, and any medications that are needed.

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