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Help for Veterans

My office will continue to provide Neurotherapy for veterans so they can find relief from TBI, PTSD, anxiety and depression. It is my hope that people who serve and care for our beloved veterans will consider the paradigm shift to an effective and sustainable model of care.

PTSD, TBI, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and Substance Use Disorder

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Judith Miller, PhD
719-541-4912

3470 Briargate Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Understanding the Dynamics of Failed Veteran Care

Veteran Suicide Rate – It is astounding that 20-40 veterans a day are taking their own lives. My research was asking: Why? There must be some commonalities among these suicide victims? Many veterans who commit suicide are on a series of psychotropic medications. These meds produce at least five negative side effects, and the most prominent side effect being suicidal ideation.

Could there be a possible correlation between medication side effects and suicide?

Veteran Death Other Than Suicide – My literature review includes a report by a Medical Doctor, who in 2014, identified over 400 veterans that died of a heart attack associated with Seroquel. This prescription medication is now dubbed with the street name Serokill.

Self-Destructive Behavior

Thousands of veterans are currently being arrested daily for DUIs, domestic violence, assault, violations of probation/parole, etc. My research discovered that these defendants are also on psychotropic medications and suffer side effects that include propensity to violence, aggression, hostility, confusion, hallucinations, anger, agitation, aggressive mood swings, depression, anxiety, changes in heart rhythm… just to name a few. Consider that side effects may possibly lead to initial arrest. If the offender continues to experience said side effects, it seems that there may be a great chance that he or she will continue to re-offend. Also, consider that veterans are trained to be aggressive, assertive, violent, and to kill.

Role of Psychotropics – My five-decade literature review reveals that trauma professionals agree that today there are no medications to serve Traumatic Brain Injury, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Psychotropics are merely designed to treat the symptoms of these conditions. Professionals also agree that the psychotropics do more harm than good, and that treatment should be provided for the underlying causes – not the symptoms.

Veterans Suffer TBIs and PTSD – It is common knowledge that thousands of veterans receive TBIs during combat. And, 100% of the veteran population experiences trauma, survivor’s guilt, and other psychological wounds – aside from the extreme physical wounds. Thus, anxiety, depression, and PTSD come into play. Television glories in showing the return of oversees veterans, as they rush into the arms of their families. Returning veterans may have physically lost body parts, but the psych wounds of war are hidden in their smiles as they hug their partner and/or children. Their journey to reunification with society begins with the initial appointment at the local Veterans Administration Center, where they leave with a bag full of psychotropic prescriptions.

A Must See Presentation

Dr. Kevin T. McCauley

(Writer of award-winning DVD “Pleasure Unwoven” and the DVD “Memo To Self”)

Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

Soaring Hope Success Stories

31-year-old veteran of two overseas tours, suffered from PTSD and a TBI — On no medications, but suffered severe amphetamine and opiod use disorder.

Wow, amazing. It helped the healing of my brain beyond what I thought was possible and gave me a fighting chance on my recovery. I read better, think better about decisions that I need to make, and have a way of just feeling like I’m firing on all cylinders, rather than just one.

After serving 20 years, 39-year-old Wounded Warrior suffered TBI, PTSD, anxiety, and depression — was on numerous prescription medications, and drinking 12-15 beers nightly.

LENS has been instrumental in giving me back my life. I can’t recall the number of medications I was on at the time I started treatments… it was upwards of two dozen different medications at one time. I had pills to wake up, pills to deal with a day’s anxiety, concentration, anger, depression, fatigue, headaches, pain – and of course to fall asleep. On top of the medications, I was a very functional alcoholic. I averaged 12 to 15, 16-ounce beers a night, for 10 years prior to LENS treatments.

I no longer take medications, aside from the occasional Ibuprofen or Zyrtek, for hiking or extensive hard work. I cannot say LENS was the sole reason I am sober today, but there is no doubt in my mind that it had an instrumental role. I did not seek treatment for my drinking, and one day – I quit, cold turkey, after 20 years of self-medicating. LENS, Soaring Hope Recovery, and Miss Judith have given me some amazing years to LIVE without being a medicated zombie.

31-year-old deployed to Iraq as a team leader, to experience death, firefights, roadside bombs and mortar attacks — suffered from memory loss, vertigo, short temper, and nightmares from TBI and PTSD.

It was simply amazing. I wish every vet could have this treatment. It helps with motor skills, reasoning skills, everything skills. It neatly relieves stress, anxiety… it helps the brain in ways I never thought I could have done.

41-year-old Air Force/Army. Had trauma experiences with explosions and deaths of combat brothers and civilians. Depression, anxiety, paranoia, suicidal and homicidal thoughts, extreme emotional mood swings, insomnia and nightmares. Was on an anti-depressant drug and drinking alcohol.

LENS brought my bad memories back and I cried real tears. I wanted more medications and alcohol so that I didn’t have to feel. My counselors convinced me that it was OK for a man to cry and that it was necessary for me to shed tears. They said ‘You have to feel to heal’. Within 5 days off my meds and alcohol, my night terrors stopped and I could finally sleep. Also, learned that I have a purpose in life and that is why I am a combat survivor.

What is LENS Therapy?

In The Blink of an Eye

PTSD Recovery with LENS and EMDR

True Story – an inspiring look into the recovery of professional snowboarder, Don Schwartz as he fights through the physical and mental scars that are a result of a horrific helicopter crash that took the lives of three of his friends and left him burning alive.

Boots On The Ground

Neurotherapy for Veterans Combating: PTSD, TBIs, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression & SUD

Boots On The Ground: Neurotherapy for Veterans Combating: PTSD, TBIs, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression & SUD

Paradigm Shift – This book’s purpose is to introduce the concept of shifting veteran care from Medical Assisted Therapy (MAT) to Coordinated Alternative Therapies (CATs). Neuroscience has evolved to prove an effective treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries, Addiction, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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