Ret. Master Sergeant Teddy Lanier to present 2020 Keynote at NC ‘One Community in Recovery’ Conference

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To provide hope through stories, Ret. Master Sergeant and Warriors Heart Foundation Board Member Teddy Lanier will present a keynote presentation at the NC ‘One Community in Recovery’ Conference this week about how he overcame a 17-year opiate addiction, rebuilt his life, and is now “paying it forward”.

Ret. Master Sergeant and Warriors Heart Foundation Board Member Teddy Lanier will present a keynote presentation at the 2020 NC ‘One Community in Recovery’ Conference on March 12, 2020.

If all I do is save one person, then I am happy to share my story with the world. - Ret. Master Sergeant and Warriors Heart Foundation Board of Directors Teddy Lanier

Ret. Master Sergeant Teddy Lanier will be a keynote speaker at the 11th Annual NC ‘One Community in Recovery’ Conference this Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Greensboro, North Carolina, about how he overcame overcame drug and alcohol addiction with new tools. Lanier will also lead a breakout session discussion about his “Life After Treatment” on Friday, March 13, 2020, at this behavioral health industry conference. After getting sober at Warriors Heart residential treatment center in April 2017, Lanier now serves on the Warriors Heart Foundation Board of Directors and regularly speaks at events about his journey to give back.

The theme of the NC ‘One Community in Recovery’ Conference is “Our Stories, Our Hope, Our Power,” and Lanier’s recovery story is very inspiring:

KEYNOTE: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 10:45am – 12:00pm
Ret. Master Sergeant and Warriors Heart Foundation Board of Directors - After serving for 22 years (1989-2011), including 10 years in the U.S. Army and 12 years in Special Forces, Retired Master Sergeant and Green Beret Teddy Lanier is sharing his long-term recovery story to help fellow warriors. Lanier was deployed five times to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and adjusting back to civilian life brought many challenges. Lanier explained, “I became dependent upon drugs and alcohol, not only to deal with the average normal everyday stressors, but also dealing with unprocessed trauma that I didn’t know how to deal with.” Lanier overcame a 17-year opiate addiction after attending Warriors Heart residential treatment program for “Warriors Only” (military, veterans and first responders) almost three years ago. Lanier says, “If all I do is save one person, then I am happy to share my story with the world.” Lanier has shared his story on the TODAY Show, WRAL NBC News Raleigh, Dr. Drew Midday Live with Leeann Tweeden and more.

BREAKOUT SESSION: Friday, March 13, 2020, 9:15-10:30am
Life After Treatment - In this session, Ret. Master Sergeant Teddy Lanier will provide personal insights, and lead a discussion on continued care post treatment, the importance of having a support program and setting realistic personal goals. Lanier will also share how working with others in recovery and “paying it forward” can help maintain sobriety.

ABOUT NC ‘One Community in Recovery’ Conference
This industry conference is for those caring for people with mental health and/or a substance use disorder, and will include administrators, advocates, allies, community members, educators, family members, peer support specialists, policy makers, service providers, and all others interested in recovery and resilience, primarily from North Carolina. This annual event is organized by the Wake Forest School of Medicine/ Northwest AHEC. http://nwahec.org/59857

Media Contact for Warriors Heart/ Teddy Lanier
Liz H Kelly, 310-987-7207

ABOUT WARRIORS HEART (Bandera, Texas near San Antonio):
Warriors Heart provides the first and only private accredited treatment program in the U.S. for “Warriors Only” (military, veterans and first responders) faced with the self-medicating struggles of alcohol addiction, prescription and drug addiction, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and mild TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) in a private, 60-bed facility on a 543-acre ranch outside San Antonio, Texas. While there are other treatment programs for warriors in the U.S., Warriors Heart is the only true peer-to-peer program because others are mixed with civilians. Along with a 42-day peer-to-peer residential treatment program, Warriors Heart gives warriors the option of Day Treatment, Outpatient, and Sober Living (60 Day Minimum). Warriors Heart’s work has been featured on the TODAY Show, MSNBC, Newsmax, FOX 11 Los Angeles, KENS5 CBS News San Antonio, Dr. Drew Midday Live with Leeann Tweeden on Talk Radio 790 KABC, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune and Addiction Pro magazine. There is a 24-hour Warriors Heart hotline (844-448-2567) answered by warriors. https://www.warriorsheart.com/

ABOUT WARRIORS HEART FOUNDATION (Bandera, Texas)
The Warriors Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that honors our Warriors, the veterans, active military, law enforcement, and first responders who have dedicated their lives to defend our nation. The foundation offers financial assistance to warriors suffering from chemical dependency, alcohol addiction, PTSD, mild TBI and recurring issues, who need our treatment programs the most. The mission of Warriors Heart is to bring 1 Million Warriors Home. Warriors Heart Foundation helps achieve this mission. https://www.warriorsheartfoundation.org/

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