New Program to Help First Responders
Authored by Ken Redmile
Recovery Centers of America’s new addiction treatment program is the first program of its kind specifically designed for first responders in the state.
A new program to help first responders across the state of Indiana is launching this week. Recovery Centers of America’s (RCA) new RESCU program is the only addiction treatment program designed specifically for first responders in the state. We spoke with one local first responder who says there is a great need for a program like this.
Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse oversees dozens of deputies on a daily basis. He’s worked in law enforcement for 35 years and knows how hard it can be to be a first responder at times.
“Some of the things we deal with in law enforcement is not pretty,” Sheriff Plasse said. “Officers are in those scenes that are horrific sometimes and it takes a toll on you.”
He also knows that a lot of times it can be hard to reach out for help.
“I know sometimes in law enforcement, or first responders think it shows weakness to admit you need help,” he said. “I think the opposite. I think it shows weakness when you refuse to get help when you need it.”
That’s why he is glad programs like this exists.
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