San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) September 13, 2016 -- In celebration of the first private treatment center for “Warriors Only” in the United States, Warriors Heart will host a Grand Opening on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at their ranch just outside of San Antonio, Texas. Warriors Heart has been open since April 2016, and is proud to have already served a number of veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and department of defense contractors.
With over 14, 500 specialized drug treatment facilities in the United States (DrugAbuse.gov), Warriors Heart is the first and ONLY private treatment center for “Warriors Only” in the U.S.
Successful private treatment facility providers, Josh and Lisa Lannon (former Law Enforcement Officer), joined forces with Tom Spooner (former Special Forces and Mission 22 Co-Founder) to lead the Warriors Heart team on a special mission to heal our protectors with dignity and respect.
Warriors Heart offers an evidence-based and “holistic” treatment for our law enforcement, firefighters, veterans and other first responders. This program is also an alternative to the VA (Veterans Administration) backlog where veterans may wait months to see one specialist. According to VA reports, 690,869 (378,993 PTSD) have been diagnosed for mental health disorders since 2001 - and those are only the one’s who have sought help.
The Warriors Heart Grand Opening is in honor of our “National Heroes”, and will include:
1. Tour of the Warriors Heart 542-acre ranch and healing facility.
2. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
3. Dedication of the Mission 22 Memorial on the Warriors Heart property.
4. K9 Service Dog demos.
5. Live music by local bands.
6. BBQ prepared by the Warriors Heart Private Chefs.
What makes the Warriors Heart program unique is the peer-to-peer residential treatment, where warriors can feel safe sharing with their “Tribe”. Other facilities may offer “tracks” that treat warriors, however, the programs are typically still in a group setting with clients who have not been through the front lines of trauma. There is a stigma that our warriors are supposed to be tough, but the effects of the front lines of war, the streets and fires take their toll. Warriors Heart provides a place where warriors can heal in an environment that supports and understands them. Warriors no longer have to deal with trauma in silence and through coping mechanisms such as alcohol. As a result of this “Warriors Only” approach to treatment, the healing process for veterans and first responders dealing with substance abuse and PTSD can be faster.
The Mission 22 Memorial, created by Elder Heart, will have a special dedication at this event. This mobile monument is made up of steel plates created in the likeness of real American Veterans who lost their battle with PTSD. These commemorative silhouettes are a sad reminder that 22 veterans commit suicide a day in the US. Warriors Heart is dedicated to helping our veterans overcome the “War at Home”, and reducing this unacceptable statistic.
The Warriors Heart facility is the former Purple Sage Ranch corporate retreat center with 40 beds, and is designed to let our warriors heal in a safe and comfortable place with a private chef, fitness center, pool, creative shop, private lake, running trails and luxury amenities.
The clinical team includes licensed doctors and therapists. Warriors Heart Clinical Director Annette T Hill is a Gold Star Mother, who specializes in trauma. Annette’s son, Adam Hill Gibson, served two tours in Iraq and sadly passed way as a result of symptoms of PTSD in 2009.
Former Marine and Operation Overwatch Founder, Brice Cavanaugh and therapists will also do K9 demos during this Grand Opening to show the healing power of these Service Dogs provided at Warriors Heart.
Private insurance may cover most of the Warriors Heart program costs, and Warriors Heart is in the process of getting TriCare and TriWest insurance credentialed.
To RSVP, please email tim.whitehouse AT warriorsheart DOT com
For a timely media interview, please contact
Liz Kelly, Goody PR, 310-987-7207
About the Warriors Heart (Bandera, Texas):
Warriors Heart provides a peer-to peer based solution to help the over 13.3 million American Warriors (Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement 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, 40-bed facility. Along with a 28-day peer-to-peer residential treatment program, Warriors Heart will soon also have the option of Day Treatment, Outpatient, and Sober Living (60 Day Minimum). With decades of experience in addiction healing, military service and law enforcement, the 3 Warriors Heart Founders (CEO Josh Lannon, former Law Enforcement Officer Lisa Lannon and former Special Forces Tom Spooner) are leading the team on this special mission of warriors healing warriors. Warriors Heart Founders’ work has been featured in Forbes, Chicago Tribune, KENS5 CBS News San Antonio, FOX 10 News Phoenix, PoliceOne, Woman’s Day and Addiction Pro magazine. There is a 24-hour Warriors Heart hotline (844-448-2567) answered by warriors. http://warriorsheart.com
Liz Kelly, Goody PR, http://goodypr.com, +1 (310) 987-7207, [email protected]