Why attend a First Responders Services Specialized Treatment Program?

The responsibility of holding the fate of someone’s life is a lot of pressure. Many first responders are faced with this task daily. As heroic as these men and women are, the battle of fighting fires or performing life-saving CPR in an ambulance is not the only fight they faceSome are battling drug or alcohol abuse. Sometimes heroes need help themselves. First responders shouldn’t have to suffer in silence, but rather have their voices be heard as they seek treatment. 

AdCare Treatment Centers, an American Addiction Centers’ facility, provides a specialized program (Salute to Recovery) that is tailored for first responders and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. This includes those who are retired and are currently working. American Addiction Centers purchased AdCare in 2018. 

With locations in magnificent Massachusetts and other facilities in Rhode IslandAdCare provides substance abuse treatment not only to those in the New England area, but to those around the country.   

Starting out as a 10-bed alcoholism unit within an acute care hospital in Massachusetts, the facility has grown to a 114 bed full-service drug and alcohol hospital. And in 2015, AdCare purchased a 46-bed drug and alcohol treatment program, which is now a facility located in Rhode Island. It provides crisis stabilization, detox, comprehensive outpatient services, and residential treatment. 

With both inpatient and outpatient treatment services available, first responders have the opportunity, contingent on their assessment and doctor’s recommendation, to have the opportunity to choose the treatment option that works best for them. 

Outpatient addiction treatment allows first responders to continue to take care of their home, work, and personal life responsibilities while simultaneously taking care of their own personal health in their fight against addiction. With comprehensive and individualized treatment and several locations, first responders have options that will allow them to embark on the road to recovery. 

Inpatient residential treatment may be needed. And if so, first responders are in very caring and supportive hands at AdCare. AdCare treats both drug and alcohol dependency from a medical perspective. Within our inpatient addiction program, services that are offered include: 

  • Detox: This is a 3-5 day process of eliminating the body of toxins to make physical dependence less painful. 
  • Crisis Stabilization unit: This service is for those who struggle with addiction and a co-occurring mental health issue. The staff will conduct a psychiatric evaluation to determine therapies and medications needed to stabilize the patient. 
  • Rehabilitation and residential programs: This usually last 14-28 days and is clinical in nature. Each patient works with their case manager and primary counselor to develop an individualized plan, as well as receives counseling and medical guidance. 
  • Inpatient family services: Our family program allows family members of loved ones to receive the counseling and support they need. With everyone healing together, this increases the likelihood for a successful recovery. 

Eligible individuals for the Recovery to Salute Program includes: 

  • Police officers. 
  • Correctional and probation officers.  
  • Firefighters. 
  • Emergency medical services providers. 
  • Emergency dispatchers. 

Treatment includes: 

  • Recreational and alternative therapies. 
  • Emotional regulation strategies. 
  • Nutrition guidance. 
  • Coping skills. 
  • Co-occurring disorder treatment. 
  • Behavioral therapy. 
  • Trauma groups. 
  • Trauma-based therapies. 
  • Pain management. 
  • And many more… 

To all those first responders battling an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the AdCare Salute to Recovery Program is here to help. There’s no need to suffer in silence. Instead their voices can be heard, treatment can be received, and they can live a life of long-term sobriety.