Category: First Responders

Mindfulness and Putting out a House Fire

July 25, 2016

Personal Story by Cpt. Michael Morse PFD Distraction wastes our energy. And our air You are in deep, a lot deeper than […]

Addiction to Recovery: Fight Fire with Awareness

June 27, 2016

– By Captain Michael Morse   In the midst of addiction, overwhelming feelings of helplessness seem to come from nowhere. The cravings […]

Conversations on Firehouse Nutrition – Part 1: Nutritional Hazards of the First Responder 

March 3, 2016

Offering a special curriculum for First Responders, AAC looks at the whole continuum of issues impacting our First Responders with the knowledge […]

The Sober Firehouse Chef

February 25, 2016

By Captain Michael Morse Funny thing happened on the way to sobriety: I started to pay attention to what I ate. While […]

Eating for the Low-Inflammation Lifestyle

February 15, 2016

Inflammation – it can happen anywhere by Kayla Little, RDN, LDN, cPT Inflammation has become a buzzword in the health and wellness […]

Nutrition – Keeping the First Responder “Fit for Duty”

February 4, 2016

It takes a lifestyle Cuisine for first responders, especially those eating together in the camaraderie of the firehouse, features great stick-to-your-ribs fare. […]

Talking to Myself – On Alcoholism

January 21, 2016

I used to worry about an atom bomb ruining everything. I honestly believed that “The Russians” would someday figure out how to […]

The Ripple Effect: How Addiction Affects First Responder Families

January 6, 2016

by Michael Blackburn, CEAP, LADC-1, SAP Retired Providence Fire Dept. Battalion Chief, RI Sr. Vice President, Business Development Drug and alcohol abuse and dependence […]

New Year’s Day is Every Day

January 1, 2016

For me, New Year’s Day does not fall on January 1. The day that I decided to stop drinking alcoholically, life began […]

Alcohol Run: Barry the Bum

December 18, 2015

“Barry, you’re nearly sixty,” I said. “You have to stop drinking.” It was mid-day, the week before Christmas, and Barry had been […]

The Missing Link: Sobriety and Spirituality

September 16, 2015

Sobriety and Spirituality “A life of sobriety, for the sake of sobriety only, does not a contented person make.” The first time […]

“My name is … and I’m an Alcoholic”

August 28, 2015

The sense of freedom gained from stating that sentence in public is a better high than every substance designed to avoid living […]

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