ADDICTION
CARE FOR EMTs

A PROGRAM FOR MEN WHO SAVE LIVES

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EMTs & ADDICTION

Being an EMT requires quick thinking, expert-level communication skills, and the ability to manage difficult situations and emotions. It takes a special kind of person to do this day in and day out. The stressors can add up, no matter who you are, creating a need for relief. Many EMTs find this relief in a drunk or drug. Over time, mental and physical dependencies occur, ultimately leading to addiction. At Tree House, we understand the unique struggles of life as an EMT. You have to deal with chaos and trauma while staying calm and collected under pressure. Being a hero on the outside, while dealing with your own issues on the inside can be extremely uncomfortable. When this stress is combined with substances, it’s easy to get trapped in a cycle of addiction and consequences that is nearly impossible to escape alone.
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DEPRESSION

Over 29% of EMTs suffer from depression.

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PTSD

Over 24% of EMTs have PTSD symptoms.

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PANIC

Over 10% of EMTs have a panic disorder.

* Source: Journal of Emergency Medical Service’s EMT Mental Health Statistics

HOW ADDICTION IMPACTS EMTs

Everyone who struggles with addiction faces negative consequences. Due to their highly demanding work environment, EMTs are particularly impacted by the repercussions of addiction. These include:

  • Inability to properly deal with work-related stress
  • Missed work resulting from declining health and increased unmanageability
  • Slowed cognition and reaction times that impair performance
  • Isolation and interpersonal problems
  • Inability to address trauma
  • Getting Help as an EMT

    Fortunately, Tree House Recovery can help. Not only do we resolve addiction, we get you optimized. Men who graduate our program are better prepared to succeed professionally and personally. Our treatment results in:

  • Practical coping tools that allow for proper processing of stress
  • Increased energy and ability to manage responsibilities
  • Improved cognition and reaction times that enhance performance
  • Connection and fulfilling interpersonal relationships

  • We know asking for help as an EMT is difficult -- you are typically the one helping people. In order to truly heal, it takes bravery and acceptance. The same bravery you use to show up on scene, assess, and react. Tree House teaches you how to apply these skills to your own life. It’s time to let go and let someone else save your life. If you are an EMT facing addiction, you are not alone. We are here to help. Call us 24/7 at (855) 202-2138.

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    Tree House Treatment

    Few professions cause as much trauma and stress as being an EMT. At Tree House, we understand what you are going through. Not only does our treatment address addiction, but it also optimizes you mentally and physically. Because we understand the unique struggles of EMTs, we are able to walk with you while you resolve your trauma and rediscover the man you’re meant to be. Our clinical elements teach you to properly manage and cope with stress. You will learn how the science of addiction relates to your personal experience and gain practical tools to return your brain to a healthy state. Our physical elements, lead by US Navy Seal, Neil Trusso, will return you to a homeostatic balance. You will learn to regulate your body’s chemistry while pushing past your perceived limits. The combination of our 8 treatment modalities will increase your on-the-job skill set while enhancing your life outside of work. Our treatment team is comprised of experienced addiction professionals that understand what it takes to save a life. Our team not only teaches healthy living, they are also walking examples of what life free from trauma and addiction can be. To learn more about how we help EMTs recover from addiction, call us today at (855) 202-2138. All calls are fast, 100% confidential, and commitment-free.
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    Stay Frosty: Resolve Trauma

    with WRITING THERAPY

    We understand that some experiences are difficult to talk about - especially as an EMT. However, processing these parts of our past is an essential step in healing. Designed by George Coleman, US Military Intelligence, Writing Therapy allows you to identify, process, and resolve the traumas that are often left uncovered. Writing Therapy consists of structured assignments that are processed with a counselor that understands addiction and trauma. In addition to processing your experience, you will learn tools to move forward. Learning how to manage your thinking, emotions, and memories is essential for overcoming trauma and PTSD. Writing therapy will prepare you for any future traumatic events, big or small, and will allow you to move through any future experiences with ease.
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    Sharpen decision making

    with ABI THERAPY

    When you enter the scene of an Action Based Induction Therapy session, you may be familiar with the styles of communication, teamwork, and reasoning being used. Based on US Navy SEAL training, ABIT teaches men how to communicate, lead a team, be decisive, sharpen logic, and attune to those around them. The decision-making skills you already possess as an EMT are honed and sharpened with ABI Therapy. By forcing your prefrontal cortex (the logic center of the brain) to become active and grow, ABIT improved your forward thinking skills. During active addiction, the prefrontal cortex can atrophy, and your reasoning skills become impaired. A strong prefrontal cortex is essential to lasting, sustainable sobriety and healthy living. The leadership and interpersonal attunement skills taught in ABIT will aid any situation you encounter at work or in your personal life. This sharpened decision making will greatly enhance both your career skills and your personal life.

    Do I need Help?

    UNCOPE ADDICTION ASSESSMENT

    UNCOPE is a six-question assessment put together from assorted research reports. This screening provides a quick and easy way to identify the risk of abuse and dependency for drugs and alcohol. The result of this assessment provides you with an indication of whether or not you or a loved one is at risk for, or are in a current state of, addiction/alcoholism. This screening is simply designed to give some insight. For further information and assessment, it is important to speak with a professional. Call our admissions team 24/7 at (855) 202-2138.

    Take the UNCOPE test

    All answers are 100% confidential. We will contact you shortly to discuss the results.