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.
An awesome news article was released today highlighting CBS News' recent visit with the IAFF Center of Excellence. The article showcases the Center of Excellence's resources for members seeking help with substance abuse, PTSD, and other behavioral health issues!
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Facility that provides substance abuse and addiction treatment. Assisting men and women reclaim their lives from addiction to alcohol and other drugs and find life-long recovery. Experienced professionals will help you understand the disease of addiction, and address the underlying causes of abuse to promote real, long-term recovery.
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.