Addiction Treatment for First Responders

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Customized Addiction Treatment for First Responders

Greenhouse Treatment Center provides specialized co-occurring disorder treatment designed for first responders living with substance use disorder and other mental health conditions, such as PTSD, anxiety, or depression.

Who We Treat

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The first responder addiction treatment program at our drug and alcohol inpatient rehab near Dallas is open to first responders struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Our program is designed to meet the needs of:

  • Police officers.
  • EMTs.
  • Firefighters.
  • 911 emergency operators.
  • Emergency room medical personnel.

If this program seems right for you, and you’d like to learn how to get started, call us today at . Compassionate admissions navigators are available 24/7.

Our First Responder Treatment Program

Our first responder rehab program empowers first responders to leverage their training, strength, and determination and create a path to lasting sobriety. Greenhouse Treatment Center offers several different levels of rehab to ensure treatment aligns with where each individual is in their recovery journey.

Inpatient/Residential Treatment Levels

Our inpatient addiction treatment center in Grand Prairie, TX, provides the following levels of care:

Outpatient Treatment Offerings

Our outpatient treatment facility in Arlington, Texas, offers the following programs:

Addiction Treatment Program Topics

Our program combines positive psychology and strength-based therapies to help first responders navigate the complexities of substance use and mental health challenges.

As part of our first responder-focused programming, Greenhouse clinicians run group therapy sessions that specifically address the unique challenges first responders face. These sessions provide a supportive and safe environment to learn valuable skills, connect with peers, and find healing. Topics covered include:

  • Stress management.
  • Emotional regulation.
  • Anger management.
  • Understanding and managing depression and anxiety.
  • Suicide prevention.
  • How PTSD impacts first responders, substance use, and family dynamics.
  • Grief and loss.
  • Relapse prevention.

At Greenhouse, our first responder addiction treatment programming provides a place of healing built on trust, understanding, and evidence-based therapies for addiction. Several types of therapies are employed during addiction treatment, including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
  • Motivational interviewing (MI).
  • Seeking Safety.
  • Alternative therapies, such as art, music, yoga, and mindfulness.
A Typical Day at Greenhouse*
6:30 am
7:00 am
Personal Time
7:45 am
Gym / Sauna Time
9:30 am
First Responders Group
12:00 pm
1:15 pm
Process Group
3:30 pm
Recovery Community
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
12-Step Meetings
8:30 pm
Big Book Study
10:00 pm
Wind Down / Personal Time
11:00 pm
Lights Out

*Please note: This is an example schedule and daily programming is subject to change. First responders may be integrated into general treatment groups for continuity of treatment when appropriate.

First Responders and Substance Misuse

Firefighters in gear holding firehose

First responders experience events and traumas that most members of the general population do not. Their duties include being the first to respond to disasters and emergencies and helping others during dangerous situations.

The very nature of their occupation puts first responders at a higher risk of various behavioral health conditions, including problematic substance use.1,2

Addiction and Police Officers

Tasked with protecting and serving the public, police officers are exposed to various stressors on a daily basis. Their occupation encompasses a wide range of roles, such as being an unbiased peacekeeper and a social worker.

It is common for police officers to witness traumatic and catastrophic events, which can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Studies show police officers are more likely to experience substance use disorder and suicide than the general population.1,3

Addiction and EMT’s

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are depended upon to respond to high stress situations quickly. The rapid pace of their work leaves them with little time to recover between traumatic experiences; EMT shifts consist of back-to-back emergencies.1

Studies show EMTs and other emergency medical services personnel report a multitude of mental health conditions, including depression, suicidal ideation, PTSD, and others.1

Addiction and Firefighters

Firefighters have a high stress and inherently dangerous profession that can take a toll on their mental health and result in trauma. In addition to fighting fires, firefighters are also tasked with responding when disasters or emergencies impact the community.1,4

Exposure to painful experiences, erratic sleep schedules, and stress can lead to unhealthy substance use and other mental health issues. Several studies have found the occupation with the highest rates of heavy and binge drinking is that of firefighters.1,4

First Responder Addiction Rehab in Texas

Courtyard pond in front of Greenhouse Treatment Center near Dallas

The first responder rehab programming at Greenhouse provides specialized treatment to help our heroes learn how to heal from traumatic experiences and find another path forward without substances.

Greenhouse Treatment Center makes it easy to get admitted to first responder addiction treatment. Admissions navigators are available to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the treatment admissions process.

First, we’ll learn more about you, so we better understand your treatment needs. Next, we’ll help verify your insurance benefits and explore payment options with you to find the best way to pay for treatment.

To ensure individuals receive the care most appropriate for them, we customize each person’s addiction treatment program. Call now to find out more about first responder rehab at Greenhouse.

Using Insurance to Pay for Treatment

Health insurance coverage for first responder rehab programs depends on several factors such as your insurance plan and carrier. Greenhouse Treatment Center is in-network with several major insurance providers, including:

We offer multiple ways to pay for rehab and can help you find the payment option that meets your needs. Check your coverage for substance use treatment now by completing our secure .

Customized First Responder Addiction Treatment

Highly experienced clinicians work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs.
  • Evidence-Based Treatment

    Our licensed clinical team employs proven therapies to treat addiction and other mental health conditions.

  • Healing, Spa-Like Environment

    Located in a former Neiman Marcus spa, the relaxing atmosphere is ideal for healing.

  • Compassion and Understanding

    We understand how challenging it can be to ask for help. Our compassionate team can help you care for yourself, so you can continue to help others.

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