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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Seeking Help for First Responder Families
Sep 03 2020

Seeking Help for First Responder Families

Let’s say there is a first responder named Jim who has worked hard to lead a sober lifestyle. He has gone through withdrawal, treatment, counseling, sponsorship, and even sought extended recovery through sobriety-focused group meetings. Months have passed since he committed to his sobriety. Work feels normal. Life almost feels normal. Why then, does Jim’s…

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Helping A Loved One with PTSD
Mar 20 2020

Helping a Loved One with PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric condition that affects those who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Some causes of PTSD include child abuse, a serious accident, assault, natural disaster, or exposure to severe violence. Having a loved one with PTSD can be painful and frustrating, and many spouses and family members…

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