Specialty Program

First Responders

Addiction Treatment Specifically Designed for First Responders


First responders can experience an enormous emotion and physical toll from their work, sometimes leading to substance abuse. In this program, you’ll learn how to rebuild from the trauma you’ve experienced.

Who's a First Responder?

You move at breakneck speed through life-and-death encounters on a regular basis. You endure rigorous training, watch the impossible become possible, and test the limits of your own human endurance. Graphic images pass before your eyes; you tell yourself it’s merely routine, get it together, and get it done. You're likely considered a first responder if you are a:

  • - Veteran
  • - EMT
  • - Police officer
  • - Firefighter
  • - 911 operator
  • - ER nurse

Our Facility

See the beautiful grounds at River Oaks where your recovery could take place.

What to Expect

The First Responders Program at River Oaks empowers the client to re-establish connections with life. Through our curriculum, with a heavy emphasis of stress management from the chronic, long term effects of exposure, we help our first responders realize they can rebuild from their trauma.

Clients are grouped with other first responders, just like them. We help them unpack what they are “supposed to be able to handle” and replace it with healthy expectations and coping mechanisms. Our team guides them expertly through methods of overcoming their compassion fatigue to allow themselves to accept help, instead of avoiding a focus on self.

What We Offer

At River Oaks, our many levels of care meet you where you are and provide the right treatment for you.

  • Medical Detox

    After a medical and psychological evaluation, if there's a clinical need for medical detox, we provide a safe, 24/7, medically-managed detox environment.

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation

    This requires daily physician visits, and may be fitting for people who are dealing with acute or chronic issues in need of 24-hour observation.

  • Residential Treatment

    PHPs are a transitional option for individuals who are getting ready to live away from a 24-hour facility. Treatment focuses on therapy and skill-building to help individuals prepare for life in recovery outside a facility.

  • Intensive Outpatient Program

    Our intensive outpatient programs include scheduled treatment sessions for at least 3 hours a day, 3 days a week.

  • Sober Living

    Sober living facilities offer individuals a chance to live in a residential setting, pay rent, work, and cooperate with other residents to take care of their home together.

Be Brave: Choose Help

Be Brave: Choose Help

No one gets left behind on the field or on the floor. Shouldn’t it be the same with your addiction treatment? Find your purpose again through healing your substance abuse with a renewed human connection.

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