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Australia High-speed 'adrenaline therapy' helping veterans adjust to new life

13:31  10 october  2019
13:31  10 october  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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The high - speed , high- adrenaline activity puts participants through their places. "We demonstrate they can achieve things they never thought they could in an environment they've never considered," Ian told A Current Affair. Raemus Rover Racing is providing veterans with " adrenaline therapy ".

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For many veterans, when the time come to leaves the defence forces, it's a strange and unknown world they enter.

But now, a program is hoping to help veterans make the transition, and talk about how to move on and build a new life.

Raemus Rover Racing is the brainchild of Ian Baker, himself a 30-year army veteran.

The high-speed, high-adrenaline activity puts participants through their places.

"We demonstrate they can achieve things they never thought they could in an environment they've never considered," Ian told A Current Affair.

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a truck that is driving down the road: Raemus Rover Racing is providing veterans with © A Current Affair Raemus Rover Racing is providing veterans with

"We've developed the program over the past five-six years, and more so in the last two years we've developed the program to what we call adrenaline therapy."

With most of the program's participants used to driving tanks and firing weapons, the idea is to replicate that adrenaline rush and then get them to start talking.

Ian shares with them his own story of post-military depression.

The program is the brainchild of Ian Baker. © A Current Affair The program is the brainchild of Ian Baker.

Former soldier and Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation ambassador Tim Thomas, who works closely with Ian, said the program was saving lives.

"Something like this creates energy, creates options, creates hope," Tim said.

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Adrenaline — also called epinephrine — is a hormone secreted by your adrenal glands, which sit on top of each of your kidneys. Once released by these glands, adrenaline produces a variety of effects on your body, including increases in your heart rate.

Corporal Carl Ryan and gunner Matthew Barrett are both about to be medically discharged.

a man wearing a hat and sunglasses: Former soldier Tim Thomas said it created options, energy and hope. © A Current Affair Former soldier Tim Thomas said it created options, energy and hope.

Both have only ever known a life of military service, and now, the program is helping them set themselves up for the future.

"Having that link where you have people to talk to and they have their experiences where they've done this, this and this, I like it," Carl said.

Matthew, who said he had entered the military straight after school, said he was trying to find his "career path".

Rex Brothers wearing a hat: Carl Ryan said the races allowed him to draw on other peoples' experiences. © A Current Affair Carl Ryan said the races allowed him to draw on other peoples' experiences.

Heather McCarthy, who spent five years in the military before leaving to start a family, took part in the program earlier this year.

Now, she volunteers to help out.

"You come out here and you know you can see the excitement already, and then you hop in and the excitement far exceeds anything that you'd hope for," she said.

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Adrenaline HIT is a high intensity interval training program focused on delivering improved physical performance, fast. Adrenaline High Intensity Training (HIT) is an innovative functional fitness program designed to improve strength and conditioning in a focused, fun and social environment.

a person posing for the camera: Heather McCarthy went from being a participant to a volunteer. © A Current Affair Heather McCarthy went from being a participant to a volunteer.

So far, the program has helped more than 500 veterans.

It's funded through RSL Queensland, as part of the organisation's mission to curb post-traumatic stress disorder.

And the results speak for themselves.

a truck driving down a dirt road: The racing program is funded through RSL Queensland. © A Current Affair The racing program is funded through RSL Queensland.

"The families contact us weeks later and say, 'I don't know what you did, but thank you, I got my husband back'," Ian said.

Find out more about the Raemus Rover Racing program here or visit them on Facebook.

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