Addiction Treatment for First Responders

At Florida Addiction and Recovery Center, we recognize the unique challenges faced by first responders. Firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and other emergency personnel often encounter traumatic situations that can lead to high levels of stress and, unfortunately, substance abuse. Our specialized addiction treatment program for first responders is designed to address these specific needs with sensitivity and expertise.

Addiction Treatment for First Responders

Understanding the Unique Needs of First Responders

First responders are frequently exposed to life-threatening situations and intense stress. This constant exposure can lead to anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health issues, which are often compounded by substance use as a coping mechanism. Our program focuses on these interconnected challenges, offering a holistic approach to recovery that includes:

  • Trauma-Informed Care: We provide therapies that address the root causes of addiction, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).
  • Peer Support Groups: Our center facilitates support groups where first responders can share their experiences and support one another in a confidential and understanding environment.
  • Comprehensive Treatment Plans: Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan that combines medical detox, individual and group therapy, and holistic therapies such as yoga and mindfulness.
What We Offer

Personalized Programs

Alumni Program

When you complete your addiction treatment program at the Florida Addiction & Recovery Center, you will have countless relapse prevention tools at your disposal.

Alcohol Rehab

If you, or someone you care about, are concerned about alcohol addiction, please look into the treatment programs we offer at Florida Addiction & Recovery Center.


During the recovery process, it is essential that addicts complete a thorough analysis of their lives. There are usually natural ways to manage triggers and cope with stress, and nutrition is one such tool.

12 Step Program

The 12-step program, designed in the 1940’s by Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill W., is one of the most popular addiction recovery treatment methods in history.

Addiction Therapy

As one of the leading drug and alcohol addiction treatment facilities in the nation, Florida Addiction & Recovery Center offers a variety of addiction therapy programs to help addicts overcome their substance abuse.

Family Program

Alcohol abuse seeps into the lives of both alcoholics and their families. Consequently, during treatment addicts must learn how to live their lives without alcohol.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Our outpatient program offers a combination of individualized and group therapy to help residents build a network of support.

Co-occurring Disorders

Florida Addiction & Recovery Center offers special programs for those who need more specific treatments and therapies.

PHP Day/Night Treatment

You may have heard of PHP or Day/Night treatment before, but do you know what it really entails? It’s not the same as a residential treatment program where clients are on-site 24 hours a day.