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Orange County Drug Rehab for First Responders

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When an emergency or crisis occurs, First Responders are the individuals who run into danger to help others. When we talk about First Responders, we include Law Enforcement, EMTs, and Fire Fighters in this category.

If you take a moment to think about the dangerous situations that First Responders engage in and the sights they see, it is understandable that they have a higher risk of struggling with mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Hillside Mission is an inpatient treatment facility that offers detoxification, inpatient rehab services, and dual-diagnosis treatment to First Responders. Our staff will work with you to personalize your care to ensure that you are receiving the best care possible. To learn more about how our Orange County substance abuse treatment center can support you in your recovery, call (866) 470-7342 today.

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First Responders Addiction Statistics

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published a report in 2018 that investigated substance use and abuse among First Responders. This report explained that about half of the Fire Fighters who participated reported engaging in binge drinking behaviors in the past month.

The same report highlighted concerns that can arise when First Responders have called back-to-back. When this occurs, they do not have time to process the last experience before going into another potentially dangerous situation. 

Hillside Mission offers First Responders rehab programs in Orange County. This includes Orange County detoxification, inpatient rehab, and aftercare programming. Hillside Mission offers individualized treatment in all of our treatment programs. If you have been living with other mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, or trauma-related concerns, we can provide you with the necessary mental health care treatment. To learn more about how Hillside Mission can support you, we invite you to call (866)470-7342 today.

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Why Do First Responders Abuse Drugs?

The reasons that First Responders use substances are often similar to individuals with other career paths. This includes celebration, leisure, boredom, and coping with emotional distress. A key difference with First Responders is the impact that their career has on their well-being. Their jobs put them in repeated exposure to violence, injury, danger, and life-threatening situations.

While alcohol and drugs are not healthy coping skills, they do provide temporary relief from emotional distress that First Responders may have as a result of their career. If we do not revisit and process our distressing emotions, we just pack them away for a later time. Over time, we run out of space for this baggage, which contributes to many mental health concerns that First Responders are known to struggle with.

If you have been struggling and are interested in a First Responders drug and alcohol rehab center in Orange County, we encourage you to call (866) 470-7342 and speak with a Hillside Mission representative. Hillside Mission is a luxurious rehab center that offers detox, inpatient rehab treatment, and aftercare treatment. We utilize a variety of alternative treatment approaches, including yoga, meditation, art therapy, and anger management, to provide holistic care. Call (866) 470-7342 today to learn more. 


What Does a First Responders Rehab Program Entail?

A First Responders rehab program can resemble traditional rehab options. Treatment programs often utilize a combination of group therapy, individual therapy, alternative treatment options, and educational sessions. 

Many First Responder rehabs offer specialized treatment programs that can be used in addition to traditional addiction treatment options. This could mean that First Responders engage in private group therapy sessions where they can support each other and validate each other’s experiences. 

If you or a loved one has been struggling with drugs or alcohol, you may benefit from an Orange County First Responders drug and alcohol rehab center. Hillside Mission offers specialized treatment options for First Responders to make sure that they are receiving the care needed to have a successful recovery. If you have been living with other mental health concerns, we also offer dual-diagnosis treatment. Call Hillside Mission at (866) 470-7342 today to learn more about our luxury drug rehab in Mission Viejo

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What Are the Benefits of a
First Responders Rehab Program?

The reason that First Responders have unique treatment options is because of the benefits that they can experience. Research has shown us that individuals who are living with mental health concerns in addition to addiction benefit from receiving treatment for both concerns at the same time. First Responders are at a higher risk for developing mental health concerns, however, they can also benefit from learning skills that can improve their ability to regulate their emotions without the presence of other mental health concerns. 

Due to the nature of their work, First Responders could find group therapy to be isolating when it comes to talking about how they are impacted by their career. Being in a First Responders treatment group can decrease feelings of isolation, and encourage personal growth. 

First Responder groups can focus on skills that can help them manage stressors better. This can include anger management, distress tolerance skills, meditation, and healthy coping skills. The goal of First Responder treatment programs is to provide you with skills and knowledge that will allow you to progress in your recovery while continuing in your career if that is your wish.

Hillside Mission offers First Responders substance abuse treatment at both an inpatient and outpatient level. Our inpatient treatment options include detoxification and inpatient rehab. Our outpatient program, also called aftercare programming, can include group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, and educational sessions, depending on your treatment needs. Call (866) 470-7342 to speak with a representative today.


Hillside Mission Recovery Offers First Responders Rehab Programs in Orange County

Hillside Mission offers First Responders addiction treatment within its continuum of care options. This begins with our detox program where you would be monitored by medical professionals for known complications associated with drug and alcohol withdrawal. Our professionals will support you emotionally and offer medications to ease your withdrawal symptoms when appropriate. 

Our inpatient treatment program will vary depending on your needs. At Hillside Mission, we have a variety of alternative treatment options that can be added to strengthen your recovery. We offer traditional treatment approaches, including individual therapy, group therapy, and educational programming. Alternative treatment options include relapse prevention education, art therapy, meditation, yoga, stress reduction, and fitness. 

We recognize that a large percentage of individuals living with a substance use disorder struggle with other mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, and trauma-related concerns. Additionally, we offer specialized treatment options, including one for First Responders. 

If you are a First Responder and have been struggling with drugs or alcohol, it is essential to make sure that when you choose a treatment program, you select one that can provide you with individualized care that meets your needs. In Orange County, Hillside Mission is the ideal treatment provider. You can begin your recovery journey with us and modify your treatment plan as you progress through your recovery. Call (866) 470-7342 to learn more about available treatment options today.

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