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Addiction treatment for uniformed professionals

Individuals struggling with addiction who are also working in a law enforcement profession face a unique set of challenges in recovery. To address this, Marworth's Uniformed Professionals Treatment Program offers police officers, firefighters, first responders or others working in similar roles treatment for abusing drugs or alcohol.

Uniformed professionals with an addiction contend with the following obstacles:

  • High stress work environment
  • Exposure to trauma; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Risk of physical danger
  • Focus on taking care of others, but not yourself
  • High profile status in profession and community
  • Special family dynamics
  • Back to work implications
  • Confidentiality concerns

Enhanced services
In addition to recovery support groups, we blend the following components into the uniformed professionals treatment program:

  • Intensive group therapy with other uniformed professionals
  • Re-entry planning for the transition back to work, family and community
  • Network of recovering uniformed professionals who serve as contacts and assist our professional staff as recovery support program members
  • Stress management training
  • Trauma groups
  • Grief counseling
  • Dual-diagnosis education/treatment
  • Relapse prevention groups designed for uniformed professionals

Marworth's enhanced program for chemically-dependent uniformed professionals builds the framework for police officers, firefighters, first responders and others to return to a functional life while remaining abstinent from alcohol and drugs.

Call Marworth at 800-442-7722 or email marworth@marworth.org to speak with an admissions counselor. You can enroll in an addiction rehab program yourself or refer someone else for treatment. Many individuals are referred to Marworth by a family member, family doctor, therapist, employer, employee assistance program, insurance provider, clergy, community organization, or another drug and alcohol rehab center.