Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognizes September as recovery month in efforts to provide education about mental and substance use disorders and bring awareness to the fact that people can and do recover! The theme for recovery month is "Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community."
Family members and loved ones of fire fighters have one of the most important roles in the fire service - being the support to someone who spends his/her time saving others.
Alcohol abuse at some fire departments across the nation are 2-3 times that of the general population. In this article, Chief Revere, a 36-yar FF Veteran, and Mike Healy, a Fire instructor, share their experiences of witness alcohol abuse in the fire service and their hopes of getting help for those struggling with it.