Treatment, Where The Healing Begins

Unsurpassed top-quality medical, psychological, emotional and confidential care is given to each of our First Responders. Upon your arrival, you will be given a complete medical examination and evaluation as well as an individualized plan of treatment. Our highly-credentialed compassionate clinical team is led by our medical doctor (M.D.) and psychiatrists.

Evidence-based treatment practices include, but are not limited to;

  • Detoxification
  • Incidental Medical Services (IMS)
  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatry
  • EMDR
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Medication Management
  • 12 Step Facilitation
  • Equine Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Gestalt
  • Daily Individualized Therapy
  • Person Centered
  • Attachment Based
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Yoga and Meditation
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Wolf Therapy

At First Responders First we recognize the important role that your family plays in your journey to recovery, therefore, Family Therapy is offered to all of our residents and their immediate families.

What is Wolf Therapy?

We partnered up with the Shawdowland Foundation to offer this innovative and healing experience to our first responders. From their website: “By hand raising a pack of our own, socializing them to people from an early age, letting them touch your hearts as they have touched ours, we inadvertently created a “wolf therapy” environment for people in pain.”

Can I afford this?

A stay and treatment at First Responders First will come at little or no cost to most First Responders. Our outstanding Admissions Department can work with most forms of insurance. The “First Responders First Scholarship Foundation” has been established to provide assistance to those who may fall short of receiving treatment due to financial hardship.

Luxury, Tranquility, and Total Confidentiality

Wrapped in the picturesque mountains of the Angeles National Forest, First Responders First offers a serene, confidential and executive environment to begin your healing journey…..from private luxurious accommodations to the highest quality medical care, every aspect of FRF has been designed with you, the First Responder in mind!
Our executive chef will prepare delicious meals, beverages, and snacks for your enjoyment. We offer full maid service to attend to your laundry, as well as all of your housekeeping needs. Work out in our state-of-the-art gym, fish in our sparkling lake, spend time at the equestrian center, hike through our privately owned nature trails or just decompress in our pool and jacuzzi. First Responders First offers a number of relaxing and beneficial activities for you to enjoy.

Some of the amenities we offer are:

  • Kayaking and canoeing on our private lake
  • Horseback riding
  • A stocked library for your reading pleasure
  • ATV riding
  • A sports court with basketball and tennis courts
  • Flat-screen televisions in every room

First Responders First is “Pet-Friendly”! We invite our residents to bring their pets with them to assist in their recovery!