What Is Specialized Treatment for First Responders?

Every week, first responders throw themselves into dangerous situations unknown to the general population. They can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse issues gradually or immediately after seeing a traumatic event. People in this profession need specialized care, support and recovery programs.

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What Our First Responders Addiction Treatment Program Covers

Our partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and general outpatient programs provide education, medical care and mental health services administration that encourage healthy lives and better relationships with their families.

Drug Addiction Treatment

Many vulnerable people turn to substance use to deal with their physical pain and PTSD symptoms. Our first responders’ drug treatment program targets the underlying issues that led the first responder to this coping mechanism.

Alcohol Addiction Treatment

After a traumatizing experience, a first responder might turn to alcohol to deal with job stress. Our alcohol addiction program for First Responders can treat PTSD and acute stress in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.

First Responder on the line of duty battling addiction

Types of Rehab Programs We Offer in New Jersey

Our substance use disorder programs offer recovery therapy for residents needing treatment after a high-risk experience or suffering from PTSD’s cumulative effects. They might cope with one or two experiences, but the stress builds up over time until daily functioning becomes a struggle.

These treatment services provide resources and effective support for clients with a strong support system. During outpatient recovery, they overcome triggers and deal with stressful situations as they return to work, skill and family responsibilities. The schedule depends on each person’s needs — some need several hours of treatment, while others meet for a few hours a week.

Partial hospitalization offers first responder programs, such as art therapy, music therapy, commitment therapy, family services and other recovery types, without the overnight stay. This crucial part of recovery helps most first responders return to their daily lives.

Group therapy sessions show first responders they’re not alone. Their group may include firefighters, corrections officers, paramedics, law enforcement professionals, EMTs and others in the responders’ program. Some undergo therapy with family members.

Individual therapy can address specific issues that the police officer, firefighter or other professional doesn’t want to discuss publicly. The counselor reviews their symptoms and develops a program to address their needs.

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First Responders Rehab | Who Does It Work For?

For law enforcement professionals, rehab teaches coping skills for witnessing death, destruction and violence. If their PTSD is severe enough, they might need guidance for seeking another career.

For correctional police officers, rehab teaches coping skills for witnessing death, destruction and violence. If their PTSD is severe enough, they might need guidance for seeking another career.

Rehab helps struggling firefighters who regularly expose themselves to dangerous, unpredictable situations. Many turn to substance abuse after a particularly traumatic event.

EMTs often need help dealing with PTSD from witnessing death and severe violence. They work in unpredictable situations and have to make spur-of-the-moment decisions.

  • Rehab helps paramedics deal with past trauma and learn to accept outcomes they couldn’t change. They can resume their work with a calm, stable mindset.

These employees need therapy to deal with unexpected events, such as witnessing a coworker’s death by electrocution.

First Responders’ Mental Health Treatment

First responders often require specialized addiction treatment and should always get diagnosed and treated for any other mental health conditions that are present. Trained staff specializing in trauma should oversee treatment and offer specialty therapies such as EMDR where necessary.

The Affordable Care Act requires insurance companies to cover some level of addiction recovery. Insurance companies typically cover more for in-network providers. However, your plan might exclude services like supplemental therapy or aftercare programs.

During the admissions process, our operators verify your insurance coverage to ensure your plan covers substance abuse treatment and help from mental health professionals. If you don’t have full coverage, we can suggest other treatment options, such as paying out-of-pocket or seeking a new insurance plan.

An Addiction Treatment Program Designed for First Responders

An Addiction Treatment Program Designed for First Responders

First responders often need to blunt their emotional responses in the line of duty, but the consequences of doing so can be far-reaching and devastating. To get help in an addiction treatment center that offers specialized trauma therapy for emergency responders and police officers, call 609-622-5101 today.