How To Help A First Responder Struggling with PTSI

How To Help A First Responder Struggling with PTSI

It’s important for the country to take care of its first responders the way they take care of us. First responders are trained, dedicated professionals, who put their lives on the line every day so everyone else can sleep safely at night. When people think about first...
Why First Responders Suffer From Addiction

Why First Responders Suffer From Addiction

Addiction is one of the most serious mental health issues from which someone might suffer; however, addiction does not impact everyone the same way. Some people are more prone to developing addiction and substance abuse disorders than others. For example, age, gender,...
The Guide to First Responder Treatment

The Guide to First Responder Treatment

First responders are the modern day heroes. Police officers, firefighters, and EMS professionals who place their lives on the line to keep everyone safe are all considered first responders. They deal with high levels of trauma as well as stress every time they go to...
How CBT Can Help In Treating Trauma In First Responders

How CBT Can Help In Treating Trauma In First Responders

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs in some individuals when traumatic events in their lives cause mental health issues. It is particularly common in first responders because these professionals are likely to witness traumatic events as part of their everyday...
How Alcohol is Apart of The First Responder Culture

How Alcohol is Apart of The First Responder Culture

Statistics show that first responders are more likely to struggle with alcohol abuse issues than the average person. There are several reasons behind the relatively high levels of alcohol consumption among first responders. It’s important that those working in...
How to Find Addiction Treatment as a First Responder

How to Find Addiction Treatment as a First Responder

First responders are those who are first to arrive on the scene of an accident, crime, disaster or terrorist attacks. A first responder is the first on the scene to provide care in some of the most demanding and dangerous situations. Although these heroic duties are...
Top 4 Signs of Alcoholism in a Firefighter

Top 4 Signs of Alcoholism in a Firefighter

Drinking alcohol is considered pretty normal activity for just about anyone, no matter what kind of work you do. Half the general male population is thought to have a drink on a monthly basis. However, when looking at alcohol use for firefighters, about 10% to 20%...