Addiction Treatment Program for First Responders and Military Service Members

RESCU: Confidential Program for First Responders and Military Service Members

Our substance abuse treatment program for first responders and members of the military is designed based on clinical practices proven to be effective to address the specific needs of this group of professionals.

At Recovery Centers of America (RCA) we strive to be the preferred residential treatment facility for first responders struggling with addiction. Whether you’re an active or former law enforcement officer, firefighter, correctional officer, EMT/paramedic, or military veteran––we can help you manage the ripple effects of substance abuse on your personal life and profession. We can help advocate on your behalf with your union, department and/or employee assistance program, if you choose to include them in your treatment.

We are committed to your privacy, making it a top priority. In our RESCU (Recovering Emergency Service Community United) Program, you will be in a tight knit community of fellow first responders and military service members. Together, you will be provided with:

You’ll also be engaged with staff members who have personal experience in first responder profession. At some of our facilities, we also provide a separate lounge and classroom space, private gym time, and private 12-Step meetings run by first responders. Our team will provide you more information about where this is currently available.

Our program is tailored to address the specific obstacles encountered by first responders and service members, including:

  • Work-related traumatic events
  • Guilt about breaking public trust
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Drinking cultures
  • Difficulty asking for help
  • Mistrust in mental health professionals
  • Fear of losing your job or pay/benefits
  • Fear of disappointing your co-workers or your department

Our RESCU Program Core Curriculum for First Responders and Military Service Members

Curriculum Preview for RESCU: Addiction Treatment Program for First Responders, Military Service Members and Veterans

Do you want to learn more about RCA’s First Responders Addiction Treatment Program? Download this preview of the proprietary clinical content we use every day at our facilities.

Common Challenges for First Responders and Service Members Seeking Addiction Treatment

Support for Families of First Responders and Service Members

Recovery Centers of America offers family services and programming specifically tailored to support the families of our first responders and military members and who are impacted by the disease of addiction. We offer a safe place for families to get the education, support and help they need.

RCA is proud to host 12-Step meetings for law enforcement, firefighters, corrections, emergency medical personnel, military service members and veterans.

Meetings are hosted virtually by RCA at Westminster on Tuesdays at 18:30 and by RCA at Devon on Wednesdays at 20:00.

Our meetings are open to all first responders, military service members and veterans who are seeking recovery from addiction.

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