June 13, 2018
When it comes to IAFF members, specialized treatment with providers who know what fire fighters and paramedics experience daily can be helpful.
The IAFF Center of Excellence is designed for fire fighters. The facility and its furnishings reflect the familiar look of a firehouse and provides the specialized treatment IAFF members need to address substance use and co-occurring disorders, such as post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety.
The medical staff at the IAFF Center of Excellence understand the fire service culture and the unique pressures of the profession. Understanding the behavioral and physical effects of the job is critical to keeping IAFF members safe so they can continue to keep their communities safe.
The IAFF Center of Excellence is licensed to treat substance use disorders and other behavioral health disorders. A dually licensed facility, the Center allows treatment for these conditions separately or simultaneously, as needed.
The relationship between IAFF members and the IAFF Center of Excellence doesn’t end after completing treatment. The Center is committed to seeing people through recovery and helping them stay healthy. The Center’s goal is to follow up with every IAFF member after treatment on a regular basis. The Center of Excellence wants IAFF members to know that they’re always there for them, whether members need additional support in their recovery, have questions or need additional treatment.
If you struggle with a drug or alcohol problem, getting help can’t wait. Talk to a trusted peer, chaplain, spouse or counselor and ask about what resources are available. If you’re not sure where to turn, call The IAFF Center of Excellence today for a no-obligation, free and confidential screening. The IAFF Center of Excellence is a comprehensive treatment center designed exclusively for IAFF members struggling with addiction, PTSD and other mental health concerns.