This program, called the Help For Our Heroes program, is led BY first responders FOR first responders. Help For Our Heroes, offered at both Transformations Treatment Center and Transformations at Mending Fences is designed to help first responders overcome the underlying issues that lead to addiction.
These brave men and women are subject to a level of physical, emotional, and mental stress unlike anyone else. As their jobs have become even more demanding, stress levels have increased to the point where they experience some of the country’s highest rates of substance abuse, depression, and suicide. Our program has successfully treated hundreds of first responders nationwide, setting them on the path to a healthy, sober life.
Police Officers – Police officers in America have some of the highest rates of substance abuse in the country. We are equipped to take care of the men and women who put their lives on the line for us and it’s important that our brothers and sisters in blue get the help they need.
Firefighters – Though firefighters are extensively trained to perform their job duties, at the end of the day, they are still human and they are subjected to things that no one should ever have to see. This can greatly impact their mental health and it’s important for all the men and women who battle flames on a daily basis to know that it’s okay to not be okay.
Corrections Officers – Often the pressures of watching over prisoners can show up in the form of substance abuse and/or mental health issues. It’s a significant problem within their community and one that needs support with every possible resource and all possible means.
Paramedics serve on the front line of emergencies and disasters. They respond to emergency calls and are typically the first ones who see people in the worst situations of their lives. It is estimated that 30 percent of first responders, including paramedics, will develop a behavioral health condition including depression
Emergency Personnel – The very nature of an emergency is very unpredictable and can escalate at the drop of a dime. Whether it’s a 911 operator or a HAZMAT technician, our emergency personnel help the public avoid, detect, or report emergencies effectively.