Addicted to Addiction… Shannon’s Story

By Safe Call Now Admin Staff

There’s always that one person behind the scenes that’s beloved by all.  Here is the most beloved of all by first responders, their family members, chiefs, agencies and all that come into contact with here.  Meet Shannon Clairemont and read her story and you’ll understand why she takes such a personal interest in taking care of you.  We at #SafeCallNow are beyond honored to work with here.

By the ripe old age of seven I’d learned to do everything by myself. I cooked. I cleaned. Did the laundry. I also worried constantly that the cops were going to come into my house and take me away from my parents – both of whom were actively struggling with addiction. While I’ve never been addicted to drugs or alcohol myself, I know as well as anyone else just how devastating addiction can be to families like mine. My name is Shannon and this is my addiction recovery story.

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#1stresponders, Drinking & The Holidays… A Recipe For Disaster?

By Joseph Hunter, M.A. – First Responder Wellness Program

As a first responder, you put your life and well-being on the line day in and day out. A single week could include fighting the roaring flames of house or forest fires, protecting your community’s businesses and residents from criminals or trying to keep civilians alive after accidents or overdoses.

You see and experience a lot on the job, which can take a toll on your own physical, emotional and mental health. That’s why it feels like drinking together with your colleagues while you cheer on your favorite sports team is one of the few simple pleasures you have left at the end of a long week.

You deserve it after all, right?

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Dancing With The Devil…

By Sean Riley – President & Founder Safe Call Now

As I prepare to speak and train the undercover officers around the country, I have to remind myself how challenging their job really is and ask myself…  Do we set them up for failure???

Over the last nine years I’ve had the honor to have an open invitation to speak at The International Association of Undercover Officers conferences nationwide.  Charlie Fuller (my “Bo”) has been a mentor to me and adviser on how to help the undercover officers when life goes bad for them and they require treatment.  Imagine a job where you get paid to drink, lie, drive cool cars and basically do whatever you want?  Not a bad gig… until you come home to the real world and deal with life.

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