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Alcohol Treatment for Paramedics

Many people become paramedics to experience the action and help others in need. In many cases, however, paramedics are first on the scene to witness and treat traumatic injuries, illness, accidents or crime. This is stressful, and it can be difficult to cope with the constant strain of emergency situations. Paramedics may become susceptible to alcohol abuse. There are many reasons that this high-energy job leads to substance use:

Paramedics, PTSD and Alcohol Abuse

Paramedics may experience trauma by witnessing trauma on a daily basis. In some cases this may lead to posttraumatic stress disorder. Even if you, the EMT responder, have not been directly injured, witnessing injuries and stressful situations can cause PTSD. PTSD is characterized by some common symptoms:

  • Increased overall anxiety and emotional arousal when things get stressful or remind you of stress
  • Nightmares or intrusive memories of traumatic events
  • Angry outbursts or irritability with family members or friends
  • Panic attacks or physical reactions to reminders of the event which may include shakiness, sweating, tension or rapid breathing

Did you know that there are specialty treatments available to help you recover from PTSD and alcoholism at the same time? Ask us about Dual Diagnosis treatment and integrated treatment geared to help you.

Options for Alcohol Treatment Available

If you are struggling with alcohol abuse or alcoholism, you are not alone. There are targeted programs available to help you recover and get back to your career and your relationships.

Depending on the severity of your alcohol problem, you may need differing levels of treatment. There are literally hundreds of resources available to you, and you want treatment that works. You have worked too hard on your career to let alcohol stop you now. Let us help you.

We help hardworking people just like you find recovery resources every day. We offer a 24 hour, toll-free helpline that is staffed by caring and experienced counselors who will work with you to help you in a number of ways.

We can help you find treatment resources, including inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, counseling, family counseling and alcohol treatment support. We can even help you work with your insurance company, at no cost to you, to help you get treatment covered.

Take a moment to get to know us. We work with an entire network of recovery and addiction solutions across the U.S. and Canada. Let us help you find resources and wellness solutions for you and your whole family. What’s more, we will only put you in touch with reputable, licensed facilities.

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