Addiction Treatment Program for First Responders and Military Service Members

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 First Responders 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, 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 First Responders Program Core Curriculum

Curriculum Preview for First Responders: Addiction Treatment Program

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 Seeking Addiction Treatment

RCA is proud to host RESCU (Recovering Emergency Service Community United),
a 12-Step meeting for law enforcement, firefighters, corrections, emergency medical personnel, and veterans.

RESCU is held virtually at RCA Devon on Wednesdays from 20:00-21:30.

This meeting is open to all first responders who are seeking recovery from addiction––there is no need to register.

Questions about starting treatment?

Call 1-800-RECOVERY or complete the form below.

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