Warriors Heart, the first private and accredited residential treatment center in the US for “warriors only” (military, veterans and first responders) is opening a Detox Center on-site at their 543-acre ranch in Bandera, Texas.
Warriors Heart has a full staff of licensed addiction specialists dedicated to provide the highest quality treatment possible around-the-clock.
(Warriors Heart a Private Healing Center for Active Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMS struggling with Chemical Dependencies and PTSD. Courtesy of Warriors Heart and YouTube)
Warriors Heart programs include a Detox Center, Residential Treatment (inpatient), Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient and long-term Sober Living treatment to those who put their lives on the line for our safety.
This new detox program allows the client to receive seamless treatment and heal with “dignity, respect and courage” with an experienced clinical team.
What is different now at Warriors Heart is that clients can remain on-site at the ranch for detox, and then enter the residential treatment program at the same location.
To support this new Detox Center, Warriors Heart has 24×7 licensed nurses, along with a Nurse Practitioner and Medical Director.
Warriors Heart Medical Director Jeffrey R Holt described their detox program this way, “While many detoxes take place in a more sterile-like hospital setting, Warriors Heart continues to stay true to our model of having a comfortable, serene environment that doesn’t feel like you are in a hospital.”
“It’s hard enough to go through the pains of detox, we want our warriors to be as comfortable as possible with dignity and respect.”
When a Warriors Heart client goes to residential treatment, individuals are initially screened to determine if drugs and alcohol are still in their system.
If yes, depending on the substance, a client will need a medically supervised detox first.
Anyone currently using alcohol, pain medications, benzodiazepines (examples: Valium, Xanax), heroin, or other drugs, must receive detox before entering their 42-90-day residential treatment program.
(If you are a warrior and you need help for addiction, mental illness, PTSD, or just need someone, there is hope. Courtesy of Warriors Heart and YouTube)
On average, detox treatment at Warriors Heart lasts 24 hours – 10 days. Alcohol detox averages 3-5 days versus pain medication detox could take 4-8 days, depending on their symptoms.
The length of time really depends on how long and how much the client has used before treatment, along with withdrawal symptoms.
In 2017, Warriors Heart sent 70% of clients to detox. By setting up a Detox Center on-site, the military, veterans and first responder clients can now heal faster by staying in one place amongst peers.
And what makes Warriors Heart even more unique is the peer-to-peer program where military, veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders can feel safe to share and heal with fellow protectors because the program is not mixed with civilians.
While other rehabilitation centers have a veteran track, the veterans are in group therapy with civilians during treatment compared to Warriors Heart that serves “warriors only.”
(Kyle Lamb, SGM (Ret), shares why Warriors Heart’s mission is to help those who have helped us. Warriors Heart is not like any other treatment center, we care about healing those who have selflessly dedicated their lives to us. Courtesy of Warriors Heart and YouTube)