Services for families of first responders and military service members
First responders, service members and their families
First responders, service members and their families face unique challenges that can hinder the healing process. Inherent to who they are, families of first responders and military service members often struggle to ask for help with addiction-related issues—out of fear that they might compromise their loved one’s career.
Recovery Centers of America offers family services and programming specifically tailored to support the families of our first responders and military members who are impacted by the disease of addiction. We offer a safe place for families to get the education, support and help they need.
First responders family group – monthly webinar
These monthly one-hour webinars will be facilitated by RCA’s Vice President of Family and Clinical Programming, Trish Caldwell, or one of RCA’s primary therapists for our First Responders treatment program. Topics will include healthy communication within your family, building resiliency, and the shroud of secrecy—how to confidentially access help. You will be able to share and ask questions based on your level of comfort, and our virtual platform allows for anonymity.
Badges to recovery – monthly virtual event
Through this virtual 2-hour event, we provide a safe place for family members to support one another and learn how to “deal and heal.” Badges to Recovery digs deep to educate families on the root causes of addiction in first responders and service members, and how to support a loved one on their road to recovery. We’ll also help families connect in a positive way and develop healthy communication and coping strategies.
Topics our expert team will explore in our Badges to Recovery workshops include:
- Addiction and recovery for first responders and service members
- Impact of the first responder lifestyle on families
- The brain and the experience of boredom for a first responder
- The lifecycle of shift work
- How to communicate with your family during stressful times
- Stories of hope shared from first responders and family members in recovery
You will be able to share and ask questions based on your level of comfort, and our virtual platform allows for anonymity.