“Our team carefully selected these clinicians because they understand the underlying source of job-related stress and trauma for first responders and their families,”
Sacramento, California (PRWEB)
September 27, 2017
Healthcare management company, Sprout Health Group has recently introduced a new critical stress response program designed for first responders at their Cedar Point Recovery facility in Sacramento, CA. The group owns and operates drug and alcohol rehab centers, as well as medical detox facilities, across the United States. The Sacramento first responder program follows the success of Advanced Health & Educations” first responder program in Eatontown, New Jersey, which launched last October.
The program, named “Frontline Responder Services” is an inpatient residential facility for first responders who need treatment for PTSD and addictions. Frontline is also designed to address the long-term effects of critical stress on responders from the daily stress and pressure of the job.
According to the U.S. Firefighters Association (USFA), about 10% of firefighters may be abusing drugs to deal with job-related stress. A FEMA study showed that alcohol abuse among firefighters is more than double that of the general population.
Emergencies with massive destruction and many casualties like Hurricane Katrina and the Sandy Hook school shooting have lasting traumatic effects on our nations’ first responders. The 9/11 terrorist attacks severely affected FDNY firefighters and other first responders. FDNY’s employee assistance program (EAP) saw an increase of cases, including alcohol and drug abuse, as first responders grieved the loss of 343 of their comrades. The FDNY EAP program saw an increase of 50% of first responders seeking help for PTSD and addiction-related issues after 9/11.
Mark W. Lamplugh Jr., Vice President of Frontline Responder Services and the entire program, has put together a highly-experienced team of credentialed clinical professionals specializing in trauma and first responder treatment. Lamplugh is a fourth-generation firefighter and former captain with the Lower Chichester (PA) Fire Company. He was the Chief Executive Officer of 360 Wellness Inc. and is currently the Vice President…