First Responders Addiction Treatment | Banyan Pompano Beach

First Responders Addiction Program at Banyan Pompano

They are the first ones there when someone has a heart attack. They bravely go running toward the flames in the cases of fire. They are on scene to take control of chaos when natural disasters strike. EMTs, firefighters, police officers, and military personnel are the first to answer the cries for help when there’s an emergency, but dealing with all of these traumatic and horrific events takes its toll.

Often, those who devote their lives to helping others stoically neglect their own needs or turn to drugs or alcohol to relieve the inevitable stress that comes with their demanding careers.

Addiction Treatment for First Responders

First responders are heroes, but that doesn’t mean that they are immune to having problems like struggling with addiction or poor mental health. In fact, these issues often plague this community at a higher instance than the average population. It is estimated that 29% or firefighters suffer from alcohol abuse, and 40% of EMTs partake in high-risk drug and alcohol use.1

Not only are they more likely to require the help of an addiction rehab, but first responders mental health is another major cause for concern. It has been estimated that 20% of EMTs suffer from PTSD.1 That is almost a quarter of all EMTs struggling with a severe and sometimes debilitation mental illness. With such staggering numbers, mental health and addiction treatment for first responders is a must.

Our First Responders Program

This is where our treatment specialists at Banyan Pompano step in. Our first responders addiction program takes all of these factors into consideration. We recognize the unique needs of the population and have created a comfortable and effective environment to address these concerns. We have worked with people who extend beyond the traditional boundaries of first responders but still face high-trauma environments like security guards, medical health professionals, and lifeguards.

For some of these people, they may only be looking for alcohol addiction treatment in Florida to quit their excessive drinking habits. For others, a drug treatment program may be necessary. Still, others may just be looking to improve their poor mental health. But for many, one treatment alone may not be enough. When co-occurring disorders are present, it is important to get to the root of the problems with proper mental health care. Our first responders program is designed to address both of these issues together in order to help our patients work toward a life that is happier, healthier, and free from the overwhelming hold that their substance abuse problems and mental health issues have over them before receiving treatment.

Our various level of care like our PHP and IOP in Pompano will be used to ensure that first responders are in the best program for them depending on their specific needs. Our trained therapists and clinicians will work with all our patients throughout their time at our facility. We even have certified clinical trauma professionals available who undergo ongoing training to specifically address the issues that first responders often face on a regular basis. Our program also uses various unique therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, rapid resolution therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing to attack our patients’ problem from all angles.

You may be able to handle situations that the average person runs away from, but there is no shame in getting assistance with the problems you cannot tackle on your own. Also, if you know a first responder that struggles with addiction or their mental health, get them help. At Banyan Pompano, our First Responders Addiction Program gives these people the help they deserve. For more information regarding addiction and mental health programs for first responders, call (888) 781-9297


  1. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches – First Responders & Substance Abuse

Most Insurance Plans Accepted

At Banyan Pompano Detox, our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction is able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.

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