Substance Abuse Prevention Training
First Responders’ workplaces are, by their nature, highly stressful. Traumatic events, typically unexpected and sudden, fall well beyond the bounds of normal experience; hence they can have profound physical, emotional and psychological impacts – even for the best trained, experienced and seasoned First Responders. First Responders must cope with these stressors. The culture of the First Responder workplace often encourages alcohol use as a coping mechanism. Research has demonstrated that almost 25% of First Responder’s have become alcohol dependent due to occupational stress. But many researchers believe this is far lower than the true figure of responders who are substance users and abusers.
Livengrin is available to facilitate substance abuse prevention training and outreach to first responders and supervisors. This course provides law enforcement, corrections officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and other first responder personnel with education on the culture and stressors which lead to substance abuse, warning signs, impact on families and workplace behavioral health.