What A First Responder Can Expect During The “Detox” Process

By Safe Call Now Admin Staff

If you are dependent on alcohol or other drugs, it doesn’t take long for your body to notice you’ve stopped consuming that substance. Once you’ve become both mentally and physically reliant on something, it takes some time to adjust to its absence in your system. This period of adjustment is commonly referred to as detox (or detoxification).

Withdrawal symptoms often surface during the detox process and range in severity. But if you do experience them, it’s important to remember they’re temporary. They’re an unpleasant but sometimes necessary part of the recovery process.

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The Link Between Depression, Addiction & First Responders

By Safe Call Now Admin Staff

Depression is the second most common type of mental health disorder in the United States. It causes changes in your thinking, behavior and moods. First Responders  suffering from depression often feel persistent sadness and anxiety. Hopelessness and a loss of self-worth are common symptoms. Clinical depression carries with it risk of self-harm and suicide. It can also weaken the immune system and your overall physical health.

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How Does PTSD Impact the First Responder in Addiction?

By Safe Call Now Admin Staff

Seven out 10 American adults have experienced trauma in some form or another in their lives. As many as 20% of those adults may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can occur after a number of near-fatal events including combat experience, automotive accidents, sudden emotional loss, sexual assault and more. Even witnessing one of these events can be enough to develop PTSD. It’s natural to experience troubling memories for days, weeks or even a few months. However, if those intense negative feelings continue beyond that period, you could be suffering from PTSD.

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