What to Expect During Treatment
Treatment at the IAFF Center of Excellence is evidence-based, which means each step on your path to recovery is backed by scientific research and accepted results within the scientific community. Our multidisciplinary approach — combining the expertise of doctors, nurses and clinicians from different disciplines — means we treat the whole person, not just the addiction or co-occurring disorder.
When You Contact Us
You’ll undergo a screening process before and after you’re admitted. During screening, you will be asked questions about substance use, psychiatric, medical, social and legal history. We will also discuss insurance and payment for treatment.
The First 24 Hours
You’ll meet with your primary care physician and therapist within 24 hours of arrival. At this time, you will undergo a medical exam and discuss goals for your treatment.
Life at the IAFF Center of Excellence
The goal of your stay at the IAFF Center of Excellence is to successfully complete treatment so you can get back to the job you love. Each activity, class and friendship will prepare you for a lifetime of recovery.
Clinicians Who Care
During your treatment, it is our goal to deliver the highest-quality care possible. That’s why we’ve chosen senior staff with extensive experience and a commitment to care. Here, you’ll form relationships with doctors, nurses and other clinicians who will help you reach recovery.
Treatment That Works
Care at our facility is evidence-based, meaning each step of your treatment is backed by scientific research. Our multidisciplinary approach — combining the expertise of doctors, nurses and clinicians from different disciplines — means we treat the whole person, not just the addiction or co-occurring disorder.
Therapy That Heals
During your stay at the Center, you’ll meet with your therapist at least once a week. Together you’ll discuss your goals and intentions, as well as meet weekly for group and individual therapy. These sessions allow you to discuss your detox process and talk with others on the same journey.
Recreation for Recovery
Your schedule will revolve around your recovery needs. This may involve gym sessions, education classes — such as “Setting Yourself Up for Success” — yoga and resilience training. You’ll also have time for reading, reflection, journaling and even a pick-up game of basketball — all essential parts of your healing process.
Mentoring with Alumni
IAFF members who have received treatment at the Center are encouraged to return to the program to teach and mentor others. Our alumni program pairs you with an IAFF member who is in successful recovery as part of your greater support system.