Addressing Substance Use: Prevention and Recovery in Public Safety

Substance Abuse in First Responders

Substance use within the public safety profession is a critical issue that demands our collective attention and empathy. The unique pressures faced by first responders—police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics—can lead to higher risks of substance use as a coping mechanism for the stress and trauma inherent in their jobs. Recognizing the signs of substance […]