Public safety professionals are the first on the scene and often place their own safety on the line to provide assistance, support and medical care when people in the community need it most. Unfortunately, continued exposure to these events can take its toll. Combined with the physical strain, the nuisances, and long hours, the demands of the profession can have a negative impact on mental health and lead to the development of unhealthy coping mechanisms.
At First Responder Wellness, we understand the unique challenges you face because we’ve been there. We also know that you’re not alone — an estimated 30 percent of first responders develop a behavioral or mental health disorder during their service, but few seek the help they so readily give to others. This trauma will often lead to self-medication which often only masks the symptoms and will often get worse over time. Based on the client’s assessment, they will enter Detox for stabilization before continuing to subsequent treatment phases that include Residential and Outpatient.
Detox is often the first step to recovery that helps prepare you for the road ahead. Mental health stabilization and/or detox for alcohol or other substances can have lasting effects that change the way you think and feel, and some substances cause uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Detox helps to counteract these effects by clearing toxins from the body, safely managing any symptoms you experience so you can regain your strength and begin to make meaningful progress toward recovery. It’s a demanding process, but you will receive a thorough assessment upon intake that evaluates your substance use history, mental health needs and more to ensure that you receive the appropriate level of care. Our experienced providers will then develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses your specific symptoms and minimizes discomfort.
Detox is an important part of the recovery process that is highly recommended for anyone that needs mental health stabilization and/or medically supervised detox for alcohol and controlled substances. Breaking the cycle of addiction is extremely difficult without completing this crucial first step and relapse rates are high among those who try to quit “cold turkey” or detox on their own.
For many, a professional, medically supervised detox can mean the difference between long-term recovery and relapse. The intense cravings and uncomfortable symptoms that arise when alcohol or substance use is reduced or stopped often prevent people from successfully detoxing on their own, continuing the cycle of addiction despite the consequences. Providing a place where alcohol and other addictive substances can be safely eliminated from the body under medical supervision dramatically increases the chances of a successful detox while building a foundation for lasting recovery.
At First Responder Wellness, we take the time to develop personalized treatment plans for each client. Our dedicated providers are experienced in managing a range of withdrawal symptoms and will ensure that you’re comfortable throughout the process. With medical supervision, therapeutic treatments and a distraction-free environment, you’ll be able to focus on healing and prepare for what comes next.
Depending on your individual needs, our treatment plans and length of stay are flexible. A variety of factors can influence how long it takes for you to detox and our goal is to ensure that you feel ready to transition into the next phase of your recovery.
If you or a loved one is a first responder struggling with mental and behavioral health concerns, First Responder Wellness is here to help. Our clients receive treatment with our culturally competent treatment team. Contact us today or call 888-443-4898 to learn more about our programs so you can start a journey to a happy and healthy life.