What Other Warriors are Saying About Warriors Heart
I am proof that the WARRIORS HEART WORKS. I would recommend this place to the men and women who are seeking help…
-Jose, US Army
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“Warriors Heart is a very special thing. For me, it’s personally very special because it’s the only place that I’ve ever experienced where I can be 100% myself.
I’ve been involved in recovery since 1992, and I’ve also been a Warrior since 1990… Warriors Heart is the one place where that kind of healing, with the same like-minded people can occur.
It wasn’t just a prescription, you know? It was a reason and a piece of the solution for me.”
-Tom Spooner, USA (Ret) Co-Founder
“Seriously the first time through all of this that anyone has cared about me. I just want my husband and best friend to be able to live this life with me and see all the beauty I see.”
“I now have hope. Before Warriors Heart, hope seemed like a dream lost within a sea of nightmares.
Thoughts of hopelessness, failure, depression and anxiety turned into thoughts of hope, success, happiness and confidence with the help of my guardian angels here at WH.
Thank you for saving my life.
I can say with confidence that I believe this program works for warriors. My only complaint is that this specialty program for warriors did not exist earlier in time as then there would not be a Mission 22 but perhaps a Mission zero.
Thank you for saving my life, my family, and affording me the opportunity to get back in the game to help others.”
-David O. MIL, LEO
“I have NEVER seen a place like thiswhere everyone works as a team and looks out for and honestly cares for each other!
The example of caring and teamwork was where I drew most of my inspiration to emulate them and set an example for my co-clients.”
I am thoroughly impressed by the professionalism, compassion and empathy of the team that you have assembled. It is very apparent that they all have their client’s best interest at heart.
…I felt like part of the family.
“I arrived at Warriors Heart very depressed and suicidal. I was accepted and cared for by everyone from day one. I didn’t feel like a patient, I felt like part of the family. I have transformed from a miserable man to a person with inner happiness. I have never been this happy in my life. Warriors Heart saved my life!!”
-Levi, Marine MP
“I came to this program apprehensive, unable to admit my addiction. I felt alone for almost 19 years in a military where addiction and mental health were taboo topics. I spiralled out of control nearly losing my family, career, and my life. I came to Warriors Heart defeated and vulnerable. I was surrounded by a community of Warriors that allowed me to come out of my hole and remove the anchors caused by trauma and addiction. I came here to find the old me, but through the program found a new and better me. I owe my career, family, and my life to this program and will be ever indebted to Warriors Heart.”
Mike J – Army
“I wanted to say thank you for everything that has been provided for me. I came in here with out voice and identity lacking a willingness to be sober. I believed I life of drugs was the only way to feel and be human. Now I understand that I am powerless over all things addictive, and that there is a future in sobriety. Where it is ok to be myself and feel pain I’ve kept locked away for so long. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to find faith, healing, and a voice to be myself once again.”
“This program allowed me to take full advantage of the time I spent here. Thank you for helping me at a crucial time in my life.”
Mark M -Air Force
“This place has been a life saver thank y’all for all your help and support! Blessings… ”
Miguel G. -Airforce
“I came here struggling with my life. I am leaving now ready to conquer anything that is in the way of me being sober and happy.”
“Great overall experience, especially the one on ones. From the moment I was picked up I was treated with dignity and respect. All the clinicians are awesome people. I love them all. Thank you Liza, Josh and Tom, you are doing God’s work, My family and I thank and your staff.”
Jay G. -Army
“Previous treatment never worked for me and continued to indulge in alcohol and drugs finally leading me to an incident with law-enforcement and wanting to commit suicide. They took me to a hospital psych ward where I was to be released after three days that ended in two weeks and found that I needed further help at which point my wife reached out to warriors heart. It saved my life.”
Shane D -Army
“Thank you to the entire Warriors Heart team and fellow clients. I arrived here with a blind spot toward the impacts of my drinking, and feeling that my trauma was shameful. I didn’t believe I would fit in, nor that I would benefit from the substance abuse portion of the treatment. Despite this, I committed to the program to honor those who couldn’t make it to treatment. What I found was an entire network of brothers and sisters with similar issues, and a compassionate but committed staff that opened my eyes to my traumas, the way I have lived my life, and the prospects that sobriety uniquely affords. I am leaving Warriors Heart with a network of brothers and sisters, a new outlook on life, and the skills I need to achieve my purpose.Thank you for this one and a life time opportunity to get the direction I needed. May god bless you and warriors Heart.”
Lenny B. -Navy
“I came to Warriors Heart to begin the rest of my life. I was homeless and desperate for change. I had completed many programs before giving WH a try. Since being here I have grown more than I have in all the other programs. I got to the core of my trauma and worked hard with my counselors and fellow warriors in the program. The environment here is special and unique. It was the foundation of my growth. I now am moving on to Sober Living and IOP here at Warriors Heart and couldn’t be more grateful for the life I have now due to this property. Thank you for all you have done for me.”
“I would never even consider going anywhere else. This place changed me on the inside and out. I can’t thank Warrior’s Heart enough
This place is awesome 👏 it works if you work it
This truly was “Warriors healing Warriors”.”
Erik S -LEO, Marines
“‘WARRIOR’S HEART IS A PLACE FOR HEALING WITH MY FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN ARMS. STAFF UNDERSTAND OUR EXPERIENCE AND WORK WITH OUR MILITARY BACKGROUND AND EXPECTATIONS”.”
“Warriors Heart has truly saved my life. Everyone always says “You’re not broken, you’re bent”. No, I was completely broken. I saw no hope. I was at a point where I would either end it myself, drinking would lead to death or lead to jail at some point. I had no faith in God or myself left. I had suffered too many traumas to even begin to pick up the pieces. I have been searching for a program that encompasses all that Warriors Heart does for years. I have been to several. I have succeeded and done well, only to fail because I did not address all of the underlying issues. I wasn’t honest with myself, my counselors or God. I tried to treat the PTSD and not the addiction or the addiction and not the PTSD. Until I found Warriors Heart where they tackle both, head on and intensely, together with other Warriors who know your struggles but also see your strengths. The peer aspect of the healing alone is unlike anything I have ever experienced and I cannot even attempt to put into words. The amount of healing I have done in my time here leaves me speechless. I am full of hope and have found Peace and Serenity. I trust the program so much that I am uprooting my entire life and my entire family to move closer to continue with the outpatient part of the program and participate in the alumni events as well. I am ready for change and ready to live in recovery and be happy for once and trust myself to live a rewarding and fulfilling life. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Warriors Heart saved my life ”
Andrew W -Marine
“Warriors Heart is a great program! I would highly recommend this program to anyone who needs help with their addiction.”
“I have experienced several rehab facilities and WH smokes them all.
I had been fighting my addiction for 13 months. It was quickly coming to an end as I was unable to gain any sobriety. I hit a new bottom, my life and sanity were in immediate danger. I called Warriors Heart and they gave me a safe space to workout out my problems and a plan of recovery. The team here is like family to me. I love them all. Where I go from here depends on my ability to stick to my treatment plan. This will be difficult, but nothing worth doing is easy. I cannot stop this forward motion to rest in any way. I must give this absolutely everything I have, or this disease will take me, but not before it destroys everything I love. Time to get back to work.
Warriors Heart gave me a chance at new life I thought wasn’t possible.”
“It’s an experience of a lifetime. It taught me how to live a life worthy of the sacrifice.
Best program in the nation. I finally felt at home, surrounded by my brothers. I got the help I needed and met a ton of friends, that I now call family. I will be forever grateful to Warriors Heart.”
– David M. -Marine
“I came to Warriors Heart full of inner war and lost with no purpose. Today I walk out with peace and god in my heart. I have found my purpose and am ready to go out and live a meaningful, sober life.
The one and only place I would direct any of my fellow brothers and sister too if struggling with PTSD and addiction.”
Rodney J -Airforce
“I have been a fighter in every sense of the word since the day I was born. It has served me well at times but also hurt myself and loved ones the same. When I feel resistance, I tend to push back harder and surrender is never an option. The Warriors Heart staff and clinicians helped me, more than words can describe, to understand that I am not surrendering to my addiction and traumas in recovery but rather I can now continue the fight with new tactics and intelligence. With these tools learned in treatment at Warriors Heart, I can begin to defeat the demons within.”
Tony W.I -Marine, Army
“Warriors Heart changed my life. I’m leaving a completely different woman, and I’m so thankful and grateful I get a second chance at life. Ive made lifelong friends here and found talents i never knew i had while going through this program. Thank you to everyone at WH who helped me get here and who helped in my recovery. Y’all have changed my life forever.”
Madi D. -First Responder
“I came here under my own will and I am proud of the person I found inside. I forgot she was in there! The 4 individual counseling sessions and fellow warriors helped me find my inner strength and the desire to continue my journey of sobriety as I prepare to depart to my residence. The electives of my choice brought out the creative side of me; K9 let me give and get unconditional love. The food options were delicious and they catered to any of my dietary needs. The entire staff and grounds were wonderful. I loved warriors Heart. This place truly saved my life. I will be forever grateful.”
John D. -Navy
“I had a very awesome experience I finally got free from drugs and I got my life back. Y’all provided me with the opportunity to save my life. I was circling the drain before I arrived, and now I am full of life.”
David D -Army
“Everything was great at Warriors Heart I have never been to a rehab before or been through any treatment everything here went beyond my expectations I have gained the tools and knowledge needed to excel in life I have found a place to call home thank you.”
Jorge Garcia -Marines
“I came to Warriors Heart as a broken and hopeless individual. I am leaving a motivated and full of life man that I once was. Warriors Heart has TRULY saved my life! While my struggle of addiction will continue, I am now confident with the tools gained here It is possible to remain sober. God Bless the staff and fellow warriors whom made this experience possible!”
Jamey Fowler 😃 -Army
“I came here as a first responder not knowing if I had earned to right amongst combat vets. After going through my lifeline and sitting through others’ lifelines, I realized that I did in fact belong here. That this was family.”
Gabe S -Airforce
“Took a broken Warrior of 32 years continuous service and showed me compassion and paved the way for a sober better way of life.”
Chris CH -Army
“Coming to Warrior’s Heart was the biggest and scariest decision of my life, but the people I met and the things that I learned here saved my life.”
Allie B -Army
“I came into warriors Heart not knowing what to expect. Meeting with other clients though slowly but surely it donned on me. I was in the right place. Other facilities and programs had no idea how to reach me or make me feel welcome and accepted. “Welcome home” is much more than just a greeting here. It’s a solidifying statement made to everyone coming in to let them know you’re not alone. Every person here is here to help the overall aspect of recovery for warriors including and most importantly us, the clients. The clinicians are fantastic but I’ve seen some of the most impressive breakthroughs sitting with fellow brothers and sisters around a fire or over dinner. That dynamic really does heal and I’m forever thankful this place exists, because without it I might not.”
Josh J. -Army
“I cannot say enough good about Warriors Heart.
Contacted them about having a service dog trained for PTSD. They answered all our questions and if they didn’t have the answer, they found it. Gave us a tour at Warriors Heart and answered more questions. The staff they have is very professional and willing to help.”
-Lindsey, Wife of a Marine
“I didn’t know what to expect coming here. My experience has been fantastic!
My life has been fundamentally changed by Warriors Heart.
My experience at Warriors Heart changed the way I think about myself and my way of life.
Alcohol led me to forget who I am. Warriors Heart helped me remember who I am … a warrior.”
– Tim, US ARMY MP, Deputy Sheriff
“Wonderful people and wonderful program! A place to heal, focus and return to your best self!”
“Warriors Heart is one place we can truly feel safe. I have finally forgiven myself. My time here has made me remember that I am strong, I am brave. I can and will overcome.
God brought me to Warriors Heart for a reason. He’s held on to me and is holding me up so I can walk again. For the first time, I am excited about my future. I have to pay it forward now.
Love, your brother forever.”
I have to pay it forward now.
“How can I not give you five stars when you saved my brother’s life?! Thank you Warriors Heart for taking care of my brother!”
“For those of you that may already be here, I’d like to welcome you and say thank you for the step of courage you’ve taken to better yourself”
“I found exactly what I needed here to be the best version of myself, and I am leaving a very grateful person.
It was everything I expected and more, without any prior experience with rehab. I would highly recommend this facility due to its staff, overall treatment and facilities available.”
“When I got through the gates at Warriors Heart my nightmare was over.”
“I was welcomed with open arms and a feeling of security. I felt safe and at home. I spent the next 42 days side by side by side going through the healing process with the finest clinicians, staff and Warriors of all types that I have ever met. It was an amazing experience with the perfect environment for a seriously broken veteran desperate for hope like myself.”
I came in search of help.
This place is incredible.
“It has opened up so many positive outlooks in my life and I will be forever grateful for the
staff, clients and the friends who helped me get here. And a special thank you to my amazing
“A place where warriors can go to be safe and truly heal.”
“After what seemed like a day or two but was actually 29, Warriors Heart assisted me back to a healthy body, mind and spirit. I cannot stress how amazing this ranch is. I say ranch because it is unlike any facility in the world when it comes to treating and healing critical, tough almost impossible hurdles such as PTSD, TBI, and addiction. Their approach is truly unique and the brotherhood I experienced there is as strong as that of my Brother’s in combat. A true family. Beautiful, comfortable and Real. Warriors Heart changed my life.”
-Matthew C. Sapper
“I was able to share and connect with other people for the first time since I left the Army.”
“I came in with so much baggage and felt like I was drowning.”
“With help from the counselors, the staff and the clients I know in my heart that I am leaving a better person. I now have the tools, abilities and confidence to handle each situation and not just handle it but handle it the right way. I will never be able to thank everyone here enough for the gift they gave me but I will never stop trying.”
The only place I have felt like I belong.
I had a powerful experience at Warrior’s Heart.
“The staff and clinicians are wonderfully supportive and provide expert care. Warrior’s Heart provides a safe, healing, and loving therapeutic process for military veterans and first responders.”
“I felt at home at Warrior’s Heart. Every single person welcomed me home when they met me. I learned about myself, my disease, and how to be the best man I can be. I made lifetime friends here. I have their 6 and they have mine.”
“I will forever be grateful for my time at Warriors Heart. I feel like for the first time in 11 years I’m going to live a life. I have met so many great people, and all of the staff. This place will forever Be in my heart, and I will always hold it sacred. I’m so very thankful for having this opportunity”
US Navy Medic
“Thank you all for helping me begin my healing process. I could have not started this journey without the encouragement, guidance, and compassion that Warrior Heart showed me during my treatment. God blesses.”
US Army Psychological Operations
“It was amazing I love this place; it saved my life.”
US Marine Corps
Warriors Heart is a place where miracles happen
“Warriors Heart is the dawn to my new life after a nightmare. I’ve made some lasting relationships with like-minded individuals and this is THE place to be for the warrior class. There truly is no other place like it on earth.”
“Warriors Heart gave me control of my life back. I am better prepared to handle and overcome difficult situations that may arise in my recovery. Hands down this place saved and changed my life.”
US Army Infantryman
“I had a powerful experience at Warrior’s Heart. The staff and clinicians are wonderfully supportive and provide expert care. Warrior’s Heart provides a safe, healing, and loving therapeutic process for military veterans and first responders.”
Law Enforcement Officer
“Wow. So much to say. Bottom line warriors heart saved my life but also helped me find and rescue my soul. I lived a life from before I was born of only survival. From the moment I was created in the womb I was preparing to live in a hostile world my brain shaped and designed for a war on earth.
The first memory I have was when I was 2 not even able to speak yet but I remember being afraid. That fear and sense of being unsafe and needing to be aggressive vigilant and not trusting was my only known existence and my only way to experience the world. I did not know friendship belonging love safety happiness or fun. I was. Told these things did not exist and to want for them was for the ignorant or childish. The prey in life. Being raised by a cruel and uncaring family developed me into a nearly hopeless case destined for cruelty or victim hood. I had little hope coming here. I felt I didn’t deserve it I was unworthy, and someone was wasting their money on a non-human like me.
Many times, I wasted to quit but instead was directed how to turn that into deeper work… to buckle down and learn… the staff educated me and helped me dissect my life forensically with love and care and gentleness. They caught me how to trust. They helped me honor my spiritual gifts and none my own power to reconnect with God and start the overwhelming process of getting my life in order. Through their guidance and learning tools and sessions from EMDR I was able to finally become MYSELF. I feel I was fragmented and scattered and broken lost and abandoned before this happened. All 5e parts of me were collected from over the lost years and shown to others on, my lifeline. Once the parts came together, I was welded together in a water baptism and then the snapping and cutting and polishing could start. Everyone here client staff and all helped, are this possible.
My heart spirit and soul were integrated here and it’s all thanks to visionaries who saw this place before it was purchased. 5e ones who had the courage to see what was needed in the world and the dedication to making this happen, thank you josh and Lisa and to Tom who I never met. Thank you for believing in me and knowing to do Gods work. I hope to join in it soon… all my love and gratitude.”
Mountain View P.D.
“This place is amazing and even though there are multiple clients here I feel that staff takes the time to make it a focused individual program for each individual that is here while also keeping group focus as a whole. I have never had an experience like this for recovery and treatment this is a very unique program that has set a standard for Warriors of all kinds that others will have a hard time finding anywhere else. There is so much this center has to offer and clients are allowed to be part of their own individual
recovery plan to help each person grow and find what they are looking for. I have been able to regain myself and come back to who I am thanks to Warriors Heart. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“The only question Warriors Heart can’t answer is, why did it take me so long to seek help? Warriors Heart saved the rest of my life. Thank you for being there.”
“Warriors Heart has changed my life. I came here with 30 years of drug use and severe PTSD. My detox was brutal, but the staff helped me get through it. They saved my life. If you are a Warrior and are suffering this is the place to help you heal.”
US Army Special Forces
“Warriors Heart is very different than other treatment facilities. From the clients to the staff it is very apparent that everyone wants to be here and is willing to do whatever necessary to help one another. You are going to get what you put in and if you put forth the effort you will leave here with the mindset and tools needed to succeed in the real world.”
“Warriors Heart gave me my life back. It’s a very special place and I’m glad to be one of your warriors.”
US Army Combat Medic
“This place is incredible. It has opened up so many positive outlooks in my life and I will be forever grateful for the staff, clients and the friends who helped me get here. And a special thank you to my amazing counselors.”
Portage County Sheriff’s
“Right place at the right time for me to be.”
“Warriors Heart made me want to live again.”
US Coast Guard
“This was a great experience for me as I received the help, I needed but hadn’t realized yet. I watched others experience the same transformation which in turn helps those silent professionals around them. It’s a revolving door to help.”
US Army & US Air Force
“Warriors Heart was something I’ve waited for fifteen years to find. I thank God it was there for me and created at a point that was not too late for me and so many others to find their purposeful life and worth again. I have a family and identity with purpose once again. Thank you for saving my life and my family.”
Law Enforcement Officer
“Warriors Heart is a very unique and special place. It gave me my life back. I am forever grateful for the support from the staff, and more so, my fellow warriors walking the path with me.”
“It was everything I expected and more, without any prior experience with rehab. I would highly recommend this facility due to its staff, overall treatment and facilities available.”
US Army Helicopter Pilot
“Warriors Heart is a place to find healing through an excellent staff, knowledgeable and amazing clinicians, and other fellow Warriors. The program shows you the path to push through personal issues, addiction, and PSD. My time here was precious, and I will return to my family as a person I once was. Thank you, Warriors Heart.”
US Navy Transport
Law Enforcement Officer
“The admissions team heard my cry for help and took me very serious and did everything in their power to help me get here. I don’t know how much longer I would have lasted on my own. Now I have been given back life, with a fresh renewed spirt for life and a positive outlook for my future. I thank you and my family thanks you for truly saving my life.”
US Army Special Forces
“Warriors Heart was a wonderful and therapeutic rehabilitation program for me. The men and women made me feel right at home from day one through the end of my recovery. Thank you very much.”
US Army Combat Medic
“A truly life changing experience”
US Army Field Artillery
“Warriors Heart where wounded souls come to heal and learn how to live free again.”
US Air Force Military Police
“This program saves lives. If you put the time in, get off your ass and stop feeling sorry for yourself this place and this program does nothing but aid in success. You get what you put in, and this will be the ONLY program I will suggest anyone to from here on out. This environment breeds success and I’m honored that I had the chance to recover at this place with these giants.”
US Marine Corps Infantry Rifleman
“I’m very happy that I found my way to this facility at the time in my life that I did. It is definitely what I needed in my life and would not have had the experience I did in a traditional treatment facility. Healing with other veterans, surrounded by a supportive and caring staff was what made all the difference.”
US Marine Corps Infantry Rifleman
“I have been to other rehabs before that did not work.
Warriors Heart saved my life, I was trying to self-destruct for not for being here I would be dead by now.”
US Coast Guard Fireman
“This program saved my life. All therapy was catered to my needs. I would recommend Warriors Heart to all paramedics suffering from PTS.”
“As a 25-year retired Special Operations Veteran, I would not have gone to rehab at any other place. Warriors Heart saved my life.”
US Army Special Forces
“Thank God for Warriors heart. Without this place I don’t know where I would be. I could very well be dead. I was traveling down A long and Lonesome Road. Warriors heart has help me come out of my isolation and depression. And I’ve seen it heal all those around me. I would’ve never gone to a conventional rehab. But I happened to stumble across from Warriors heart and it saved my life. I could not be more grateful for all the staff and counselors that assisted me along my way. Through my treatment I have rediscovered a path and direction for my life. Facility is wonderful the Helsing is amazing and all the activities that are available to do have helped me to heal my soul. I am no longer angry and resentful toward life for no reason at all again I have found my path in a direction to steer my life in.
If any prior service or first responders are looking for a place to heal their PTSD or Alcohol or drug addiction problems, then this is the place for you! Through faith and perseverance, I will once again strive in life to be the best person I can be for myself and for those around me. I am proud to call myself warriors heart alumni and if you are seeking help no matter what time of day or night you can contact them 24 hours a day seven days a week. God bless”
“My experience at warriors Heart was the best by far. Even though this was my first treatment center it was not what I expected, I expected the worst from other horror stories about other treatment centers. The staff was professional from day one until the end of my treatment. I learned so much about myself my addiction and my PTSD my counselors where straight up and to the point. There’s nothing easy about this place and for sure it is not a vacation; I took it as it was a pass or fail course. From sun up to sun down there was always something to be accomplished. There was always something to do if it wasn’t reading, working in the shops, going to crossfit or just attending class and having good discussions. I feel that I am a better person mentally and physically and spiritually I want to thank Keith David from Taskforce Dagger and Gary Koeintzer from the Special Forces Association for their support. I would recommend this place to any person that is struggling with chemical dependence or PTSD. I can’t wait for WH to expand and one day be part of this program and help others like the people here that helped me thank you Warriors Heart.”
-James S. – MSG (retired)
US Army Special Forces
“Absolutely amazing. The people here are great, and treatment is effective. So thankful to have an opportunity to attend such an awesome facility. So many people have not had this opportunity that I have had, and I want to help those people to be able to come here. Thanks.”
US Navy Coreman
“I came to Warriors Heart a complete mess, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Through trusting the process of the program, I was stretched beyond my comfort zone which helped me grow. The program and the family at WH helped me back to health with a complete acceptance of who I really am, a sober man with a purpose and future.”
US Air Force Aerospace Maintenance
“If it wasn’t for Warriors Heart, I would not have received the tools I needed. This place saved my life.”
US Army Infantryman
“Warriors Heart doesn’t pretend to be perfect, but who is? They saved my life and my marriage. I will always be thankful for them and my brothers in arms, who I met here.”
US Army Counterintelligence
“Before I came to WH I was near death physically and literally suicidal. I am in a much better place now and I am greatly appreciative!”
US Navy Coreman
“I was in a very dark place when I entered into Warriors Heart. I just wanted to end everything, and I didn’t care if my disease would kill me. But going through the program, they have opened my eyes to a more positive lifestyle, and I cannot thank them enough for it. “
US Air Force