First responders (which include active duty and retired members of the armed forces, firefighters, EMT’s, paramedics, law enforcement, correction officers, dispatchers, nurses, medical professionals, and teachers) are not immune to the substance use problems that affect the rest of our society. The stresses that are unique to members of these groups account for the difference between substance use by first responders and civilians.
For instance, first responders are exposed to traumatic events on a daily basis which places them at risk for developing anxiety, depressive and post-traumatic stress disorder. Also, these individuals have often sustained service-related injuries and are at risk for addiction to prescription opioid pain medicines. Whether addiction has developed under the circumstances of self-medicating with alcohol or drugs or prescription pain medication, receiving specialized treatment is crucial for a successful recovery.
Understanding the needs and obstacles encountered by this segment of service providers, Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) has created a curriculum specifically designed to address their unique challenges.
As part of our specialized inpatient addiction treatment program for first responders and members of the armed forces below are the highlights of our program.
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, Florida Center for Recovery may be the right fit for you.
Getting help marks the beginning of returning to mission and family readiness and the launching point to a more productive and meaningful life.
Talk to someone who can help you now, by contacting us at (800) 851-3291. All calls are private and confidential.
For more information about our page, Addiction Treatment for the Military and First Responders.