Can a First Responder’s Family Experience Secondary Trauma?
Aug 05 2020

Can a First Responder’s Family Experience Secondary Trauma?

First responders go to work knowing full well that they risk being exposed to traumatic events on a daily basis. Feeling the mental exhaustion that comes with seemingly never-ending exposure to emotionally-scarring moments can pose many risks for first responders recovering from addiction. As long-term trauma builds, it can have a major impact on these…

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family members and temptation
Oct 10 2020

When Temptation Is Near, Think of Your Loved Ones

Making it through a full year of recovery can be a testament to one’s willpower and dedication. Still, there will be times when addiction challenges even the most seasoned alumni. Stressful situations at work or at home can fuel anxiety and trigger the desire to self-medicate with alcohol and/or substances.  First responders who have graduated…

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spouse in recovery
Dec 13 2019

6 Ways to Support Your Spouse in Recovery

Loving and living with someone with an addiction can be emotionally exhausting, and at times it can feel like you have nothing left to give.  However, if your spouse has decided to seek out treatment for their addiction, it is important that you find ways to support them in their journey if you wish to…

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