Why Support and Dual Diagnosis Addiction Treatment for 1st Responders?
First responders are first on the scene of disasters and emergency situations.
The general public sees first responders as a kind of Super Hero.
And they are: but even super heroes need support to continue their mission.
As most everyone is aware, the physical demands in being a first responder can be enormous. Being a first responder in emergency situations also has an impact on the mental well-being of emergency personnel.
High stress and high risk personal safety situations can cause first responder trauma.
Firefighters, police, EMS and other emergency services providers are seldom called on to rescue cute kittens from trees.
In most cases, first responders see accident victims horribly injured or burned, rescue survivors crushed in crumbling buildings and pull residents from burning buildings. Or they are called on to defuse potentially dangerous situations ranging from domestic disputes to a hostage crisis.
First Responder Trauma and PTSD
Firefighters, police, EMS and other providers face the risk of many behavioral health concerns; including anxiety, depression, burnout, PTSD and addiction. Taking care of mental health is as important as managing physical health.
For first responders, the stress of not being able to save everyone; of the extent of serious injuries at an accident scene; of not being successful in defusing a dispute resulting in injury and more – all take a emotional and mental toll.
First Responder Substance Abuse EAP Programs at New Start Recovery Solutions
Our first responder programs are specifically designed to treat trauma, stress and PTSD. New Start Recovery Solutions treatment programs take into account the unique challenges, needs, and risks associated with being exposed to high stress and trauma on a regular basis.
Our dual diagnosis treatment programs help to ensure a higher level of engagement in treatment. If the underlying causes of addiction are treated – PTSD, anxiety, ‘survivor guilt’ and more – then there is a very good prognosis of long-term recovery from both disorders.
The sooner individuals get help – the sooner they can begin to work through negative emotions and address the issues that are contributing to substance abuse. Our high-quality addiction treatment programs equip clients with the skills, techniques, strategies and support needed to cope with trauma and stress on a daily basis. And assists in developing healthier ways of handling trauma moving forward.
Code4NW – Support for Washington State First Responders
Code 4 Northwest provides a comprehensive and holistic community of confidential support to people within the first responder and critical care family. Through prevention, education, awareness and crisis response, Code4NW will enhance the resilience of the individual, the organizations and the communities they serve.
Code 4 Northwest is a volunteer-run, free and confidential crisis response and referral network for Washington State active and retired first responders, EMS, corrections, civilian support personnel, and their families. Code 4 Northwest is a non-profit 501(c)(3).
New Start Recovery Solutions is very excited that Steve Redmond from Code 4 Northwest will be our opening speaker at our Kickin’ Off the Holidays Party, December 1, 2017 at the San Jose Marriott, 301 South Market Street, San Jose California 95113.
This free event is a fundraiser to support Code 4 Northwest and CCAPP. Donations will benefit Code 4 Northwest; and CCAPP scholarships for individuals who could not otherwise afford treatment. Activities at our holiday gathering include networking, dinner, raffle, an oil painting auction and a silent auction. All donations go directly to Code 4 Northwest and CCAPP.
One Call, A Community of Support
Code 4 Northwest was created to ensure Washington State’s first responders have access to the best help possible when in crisis.
Code4NW is dedicated to providing the best personalized service and referral resources to those individuals experiencing a crisis. Your call will be answered by a live person who understands the issues you are confronting. All call-takers are current or former first responders or work in the public safety/EMS field in Washington State. Confidentiality is protected by RCW 43.101.425.
Dec 1, 2017 Holiday Benefit Party, San Jose – Great Fun for a Good Cause
- Activities at our Kickin’ Off the Holidays Party holiday gathering include networking, dinner, raffle, an oil painting auction and a silent auction. All donations go directly to Code 4 Northwest and CCAPP.
- Guest speaker Steve Redmond from Code 4 Northwest will be our opening speaker.
- We welcome special guest speakers Clint Malarchuk, retired NHL player; and his wife Joanie.
- A one of a kind original oil painting of Clint Malarchuk by Kristina Letson will be personally signed by Clint; dedicated to the auction winner.
- Donations will benefit individuals who could not otherwise afford treatment; all donations go directly to Code 4 Northwest and CCAPP. Please make out your donation checks to either Code 4 Northwest or CCAPP.
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Causes Serious Problems in Families
If your family is experiencing the effects of a loved one’s addiction, it is time to take the necessary steps to get help. New Start Recovery Solutions can help you with alcohol and drug rehab in Northern California, Central and Southern California and the US.
Call Now to Take the First Step: Detox
New Start Recovery Solutions fully staffed medical detox facility provides a safe and comfortable environment to go through the process of substance withdrawal. And it allows our patients to focus solely on healing.
During medically assisted detox, patients are monitored 24/7 by medical staff. Medication will be prescribed, as needed, to deal with withdrawal symptoms.
Stopping drug or alcohol use “cold turkey” without medical help is not recommended. In some cases, withdrawal from drugs or alcohol can be life-threatening. Also, even if detox is not medically serious – it is still an enormous challenge. Professional support during detox is almost as important as the detox process itself.
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