Addiction Treatment Center for First Responders
The First Responders Addiction Treatment (FRAT) program at Livengrin, founded in 2011, is a unique specialty program. Since its inception, FRAT has treated over 1,000 First Responders and military veterans on our private 44-acre campus with our drug and alcohol rehab programs.
Addiction to alcohol and drugs can strike regardless of age, sex, economic circumstance, cultural background, genetic history, or environment. Yet, we have a cultural expectation that certain people will be clean, sober, and in control. This is particularly true for those who serve: law enforcement, fire service, and other public safety professionals.
This one-of-a-kind, national program immediately removes the stigma of addiction for First Responders embracing the Livengrin philosophy. Together, participants face this challenge in their life with the same courage, respect and sense of duty they approach their career.
First Responders experience some of the most stressful and dangerous situations in modern life. Yet, society and often their own peer groups demand that they remain in control and suppress the fear and trauma that comes with their profession. When control of their drinking or drug use slips away, seeking help often feels impossible. Left hidden, their problem almost always gets worse.
The First Responders Addiction Treatment Program treats alcoholism and other dependencies, as well as trauma and PTSD. All FRAT peer specialists and management have worked extensively themselves in public safety and understand the unique challenges their fellow officers face. Whether you are active-duty or retired, FRAT can help.
FRAT helps first responders return to a sober life. You can conquer addiction and return to your family and community as a respected professional with this treatment program that serves the particular needs of first responders and combat veterans.
- Peer assistance program for mentorship and guidance
- All one-on-one and group counseling with other FRAT members only in a private confidential dedicated treatment building
- Attendance at offsite 12-step meetings
- Work with Union and Department EAP’s to facilitate return to work as clinically appropriate