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What You Need to Know About EMS PTSD

When you think of emergency medical services or EMS, you most likely think of the first person there to help- and you'd be exactly right. EMS makes up a lot of different job titles. From ambulance drivers and 911 responders to triage nurses, these [...]

By |2019-07-29T19:25:52+00:00July 29th, 2019|First Responders, PTSD|0 Comments

911 Dispatcher Stress- How to Recognize It and Support a Colleague

A 911 dispatch room is a frontline service even though it is sometimes considered backroom work. The staff encounter people when they make that initial 911 call and listen to harrowing details over the phone. They have to get information from distressed folk and [...]

By |2019-07-29T18:35:38+00:00July 9th, 2019|First Responders|0 Comments

First Responder, Top Priority: Paramedic PTSD and Addiction

First Responder, Top Priority: Paramedic PTSD and Addiction Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians are in one of the highest-stress jobs in the world. Every day, these brave men and women are the first people called on in medical emergencies. They are under enormous pressure [...]

By |2019-07-29T18:35:28+00:00July 9th, 2019|First Responders, PTSD|0 Comments

I Have PTSD, but I Am Not PTSD

By: Brittany Threatt US Air Force Veteran/Recovering Alcoholic Addict June 27, 2019 There are many individuals that suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder throughout the United States. “Seventy percent of adults in the United States have suffered a traumatic event in their lifetime. Of [...]

By |2019-06-28T13:57:54+00:00June 27th, 2019|Words From Our Heroes|0 Comments

Understanding a First Responder’s Addiction

By: Carlos Farina, MS, MCAP, ICADC, CHT, NBCCH Deputy Sheriff (RET) Military Veteran Help For Our Heroes Program Founder and Director It has been well documented that the most stressful career in the world is in the field of law enforcement, followed by [...]

By |2019-06-19T17:01:47+00:00June 18th, 2019|Words From Our Heroes|0 Comments

The Blue Line: Substance Abuse Among Police Officers

In this country, we rely on the men and women in blue to keep us safe from all manner of dangers. The members of our police forces stand ready and willing to serve and protect at every hour of every day. Yet, for many, that [...]

By |2019-06-19T15:05:27+00:00April 9th, 2019|Police Officers, Substance Abuse|0 Comments

How Common Is Gabapentin Abuse?

Gabapentin is known as Neurontin in its generic form and it is an anticonvulsant used to treat seizures. Gabapentin is not a controlled substance and has little potential for abuse or addiction when taken alone and as prescribed. However, when gabapentin is taken with other [...]

By |2019-06-19T14:46:10+00:00April 9th, 2019|Substance Abuse|0 Comments

On Guard, in Trouble: Correction Officers and Substance Abuse

Correction officers are a vital part of a lawful society. It is their job to watch over those who were judged and sentenced. They protect civilians from those prisoners, they protect prisoners from each other. Oftentimes, they protect prisoners from themselves. It is a tough [...]

Corrections Officers and Mental Health

When we think about law enforcement and mental health, many people picture police officers. Yet, according to studies, prison workers have a high rate of mental health issues. In fact, some studies show a higher rate of mental health problems in corrections officers than in [...]

PTSD and Substance Abuse: What Is the Correlation?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects those who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Whether it is due to their job, combat experiences, natural disasters, or sexual assault, people with PTSD are more at risk for substance abuse issues. What is the correlation and why [...]

By |2019-06-19T14:51:13+00:00April 9th, 2019|PTSD, Substance Abuse|0 Comments