Firefighters working a late shift during a stressful situation.

First Responder Wellness Program

Recover from Depression, PTSD, and Substance Use

Being a firefighter, police officer, EMT, nurse, or military personnel is one of the most noble things a person can do. Over one million first responders put themselves on the line every day to protect their communities. But this honorable calling puts first responders at greater risk of trauma and stress that can lead to PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance use.

While your mission is to protect the people you serve, our mission at Design For Change is you.

Through our First Responder Wellness Program, we help all first responders – firefighters, police officers, military personnel, corrections officers, EMT’s, dispatchers, nurses, public safety professionals, retirees, and their family members – overcome addiction and heal.

Design For Change First Responder Clinical Staff

When you come to Design For Change, you don’t just get a licensed and trained clinical staff with experience in addiction treatment. You get hands-on treatment with professionals who have worked with first responders and truly understand the challenges you’re going through.

Our first responder clinical staff provides a variety of services, effective therapies and specialized aftercare programs to help you work through addiction and live well again.

Trauma Care for First Responders

We know the lasting impact from the trauma faced on the job. That’s why our First Responder Wellness Program provides trauma and co-occurring informed care for our first responder heroes.

If you are experiencing any of these issues, we can help:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleeplessness
  • Anger
  • Stress Acute Stress
  • Organizational Stress
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Injury
  • Substance Misuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Self-Medicating
  • Violent Outbursts
  • Divorce
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Compassion Fatigue

Explore the Variety of Services We Have to Offer

No two people are alike, which means there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. When you come to Design For Change, we work with you to identify the best form of care for you, then develop a personalized treatment plan that will meet your needs. Some of our therapy models that are successful for first responders include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Critical incident stress management (CISM)
  • Psychodrama Therapy
  • Blood and Pharmacogenetics Testing
  • Specialized Case Management
  • Biosound Therapy/Bio-Feedback
  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical Wellness/Personal Fitness
  • Holistic Approach
  • Creative enhanced program (Music & Art)
  • Family and couple counseling

First Responder Care at Design For Change

No matter what substance you’re struggling with as a result of trauma, anxiety, or depression, our First Responder Wellness Program at Design For Change can help you recover and get back to serving and protecting your community.

Ready to overcome the trauma you’ve experienced? Contact us for a confidential conversation on how our first responder treatment program can help you or a loved one.

Call Us Today 877.854.5479