Anxiety, Alcohol Consumption & First Responders

By Safe Call Admin Staff

Most first responders experience anxiety to some extent—whether it’s worrying about major life events, difficulty with personal relationships or stressful situations at work. These anxious feelings are temporary for some, but many first reponders struggle with anxiety for extended periods of time.

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First Responders & Binge Drinking…

By Safe Call Now Admin Staff

Not every first responder who struggles with alcohol addiction has a drink every day. You might think that restricting yourself to a few splurges here and there isn’t that harmful. Binge drinking (as defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) is a pattern of alcohol consumption that raises the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level to 0.08% or higher. Over a two-hour period, that’s roughly five or more drinks for men or four or more drinks for women. Despite not being classified as a severe alcohol use disorder, binge drinking still carries a number of significant risks both in the short-term and over the long haul for first responders

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#1stresponders, Alcohol & Mental Illness

By Safe Call Now Admin Staff

Driving in severe weather is a nerve-wracking experience. Your tires could slip on the road at any second. Your windshield wipers are working furiously to provide visibility, but to no avail.

It’s difficult to see the path ahead and the maneuvers that would be safe under normal conditions can become incredibly dangerous. Your mind, senses and reflexes all must operate at a high level to help you navigate the treacherous road and make it home safely.

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