First Responders

  • Comfortable in your skin?

    October 6, 2015

    All while I was a first responder, even though I was a go-to guy, both on the scene and after hours, I […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 9-11 – From tragedy, sobriety is born

    September 11, 2015

    9-11-2001 The world had changed, and I changed with it. Usually the half of town where Providence’s TF Green State Airport stretches […]

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  • “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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  • A Win for First Responders – AAC’s “Share the Load”

    July 7, 2015

    “Share the Load Program” earns top ASAE honors American Addiction Centers’ toll-free 24/7 Fire/EMS Helpline Written with input from the National Volunteer […]

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  • One run at a time – a day in EMS

    June 30, 2015

    [American Addiction Centers Blog welcomes blogger and Fire/EMS veteran Michael Morse with this, his first blog for AAC. Read more about this […]

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  • Making Police Retirement Better

    May 28, 2015

    Four Proposals for Healthier Retirement As mentioned in our last post, among all the professions, police retirement is particularly difficult. Giving up […]

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  • Blindsided: Police Retirement

    May 18, 2015

    Retirement is not always kind to cops Forty retired police commit suicide per year, according to, a site dedicated to arresting […]

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  • Fighting Back from Addiction

    March 13, 2015

    My name is Ryan, a 33-year-old former police officer; I’m also a recovering alcoholic and addict. It’s been a long road. Though […]

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  • Reinvisioning 21st Century Policing

    March 5, 2015

    Findings of Pillar 6: Officer Wellness and Safety The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing has just released its preliminary report […]

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