Category: First Responders

When Addiction Medication Stops Working…

December 19, 2019

Our addictions are funny things; that which is killing us is actually what saved our lives. If the things we do did […]

Reasons to be Grateful This Holiday Season

December 3, 2019

As the holiday season rolls around once again, it’s important to take some time to consider what we are grateful for. This […]

They said I can drink!

November 18, 2019

Whenever something comes up about alcoholism being controllable I snap to attention. Some researchers somewhere are always coming up with their hypothesis […]

Ethyl Alcohol – Suicide’s Closest Friend

October 28, 2019

People talk about suicide, and how first responders are particularly vulnerable. They talk about PTSD, and peer counseling, and the importance of […]

Letting the Secret Go

September 16, 2019

I expected a lot of overwhelming responses when I first informed my family that I was going to “quit drinking.” But the […]

First Responder Addiction is Harshly Judged

August 29, 2019

Stealing a patient’s medication or figuring out a way to manipulate the narcotics we are entrusted to monitor is criminal behavior, and […]

Making Space in a Crowded Mind

July 31, 2019

They say that addiction is not a disease. I say take a little look inside my noggin. I was truly insane. And […]

A Forest of Trouble Trees

June 26, 2019

Anybody that is at all connected to social media, the media in general or the world around them is well aware that […]

Addiction Is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

June 11, 2019

Funny how finding sobriety after a long and very active illness cleared up so much. Not only do I feel better and […]

Unexpectedly at Home

May 28, 2019

A guy about my age who I didn’t know died. He was a firefighter. His obituary was vague; the always troubling words […]

Walls of Desperation

April 22, 2019

What We Think It’s a hard life we live as first responders, and hard people are required to live it. We convince […]

Dwelling on It

April 10, 2019

Beginning the process of recovery is the hard part. The rest comes naturally. If you make the effort to get rid of […]

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