First Responder Addiction and Mental Health Training

First Responder Addiction and Mental Health Training and Education

Addiction and mental health training for First Responders is key to assisting the general population. The Addictions Academy offers education and hands-on training designed especially for the Police Officer, EMT, Firefighter, or crisis worker. The first-ever training that targets and explains addiction and how to assist in the solution of solving the epidemic that is currently rampant. In a crisis environment, it is difficult for the addicted individual to see the negative patterns of their behavior and how they not only affect their family but also their community.

Addicted individuals become non-productive members of society and sometimes very destructive when it comes to crime, (burglary, drug sales, trafficking, etc) and the goal of any community is to triage and redirect and rehabilitate the person to not only help themselves and their families but the community as a whole.

The training is a 3 prong approach: how to recognize and what to do with mental health and substance use disorders in the community/general public, how to recognize and what to do with mental health and substance use disorders in your coworkers, and how to recognize and what to do with mental health and substance use disorders in yourself.

This one-day (ON-SITE at your location) training will cover what addiction is, how to triage it, and how to offer the quickest solutions for help over-incarceration or death. Addiction and mental health training at The Addictions Academy will cover what mental health disorders are (DSM 5), and how to deal with the chronically addicted and mentally ill that are encountered so often in first responder work. We will cover what street drugs are currently available and which ones are life-threatening and what countermeasures are available for overdose and awareness. See below for what is all included in the course.

NOTE: There are NO prerequisites to this course. Also included is 6 hours of ethics self-study.  We do offer Job Board, Networking, and Business/Private Practice assistance. Total hours 12.

Accreditations

We are accredited by the following organizations.

Nebraska Dept of Health
CACCF
Florida Certification Board
AACT
Association of Coach Training Organizations

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

What addiction is and what it is not
Active vs. Passive Listening Skills
Accessing Community Supports and styles of addiction treatment
Pharmacology
Street Drugs and what they mean (most current up-to-date information)
Defense Mechanisms
Legal and Ethical Issues
DSM- 5 Terminology
Mental Health Terminology
Understanding Learning Styles and Motivation to change
Overcoming obstacles and barriers
Family Dynamics and roles of the family unit
Read the Client: Overcoming resistance to participation
Assessing for Safety: yours, theirs, and the clients.
The Brain Reward System
Triggers, Cravings, and the cycle
Process addictions versus drug and alcohol addictions
Understanding and decoding body language
Acute versus Post Acute withdrawal
Continuum of Care Knowledge and the family healing process

Need more than one person trained? We have a group rate for unlimited students!!

Dr. Cali Estes

Your Host for this Training, Dr. Cali Estes

Dr. Cali Estes is a Therapist, Life Coach, Recovery Coach, Addictions Coach, and Wellness Guru, Dr. Cali Estes has been named ‘The Female Dr. Drew’ by the media. She has been featured on CNN, NBC, FOX, ABC, KTLA, People Mag, Yoga Digest, and more.

She is the Founder of The Addictions Academy and the wildly popular Sober on Demand for an alternative to drug and alcohol treatment services. She has also created the first-ever addiction and mental health supplement line, ProRecoveryRx.

Don Prince

Your Host for this Training, Don Prince

Don is in long-term recovery from service-related alcohol addiction which has allowed him to fill the role of a recovery peer support specialist for not only addiction-related issues but also those in recovery from PTSD or other trauma.
More about Don.

VIDEO ONLINE SELF STUDY (FOR 1 PERSON)

$999

$5997 VALUE

On Line courses
  • First Responder Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder  Training (5 hours, learn at your leisure)
  • Ethics Course (6 hours, learn at your leisure)
  • Manuals for course
  • Exams
  • Training Credential
  • Bonus: Private FB Graduate Group
  • Bonus: FB Networking Group
  • Bonus: Job Board
  • Bonus: Seals for social media, website, and marketing
  • Bonus: Free 6 month online Directory Listing to get clients
  • Bonus: Use of The Addictions Academy® logo AND Seal of Certifications
  • Bonus: Discounted price for all courses and classes we offer.
  • Bonus: Eligibility to join The Addictions Academy as an independent contractor

LIVE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM (WEBINAR) UNLIMITED STUDENTS

$3500

$15,000 VALUE

On Line courses
  • First Responder Training Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder  Training (5 hours live webinar) call us to schedule the date
  • Ethics Course (6 hours, learn at your leisure)
  • Manuals for course
  • Exams
  • Training Credential
  • Bonus: Private FB Graduate Group
  • Bonus: FB Networking Group
  • Bonus: Job Board
  • Bonus: Seals for social media, website, and marketing
  • Bonus: Free 6 month online Directory Listing to get clients
  • Bonus: Use of The Addictions Academy® logo AND Seal of Certifications
  • Bonus: Discounted price for all courses and classes we offer.
  • Bonus: Eligibility to join The Addictions Academy as an independent contractor
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Frequently Asked Questions About Sober Companions

Not everyone will, but if you are just coming out of a residential program or our Sober on Demand concierge coaching, you can likely benefit greatly from having one. If you attend a high-stress event, like a wedding, job duty, or other event, you should have a sober buddy to go with you for support and guidance.

Sober companions are certified, bonded, insured, and long-term sober individuals who can offer the right support for those looking to get and stay clean. They are available as a live in at your residence, or just to accompany you to events, work, gym, grocery, meetings, outings, and other high-risk situations. They can help with mental health issues like ADD, depression, eating disorders and various types of addiction: drug addiction, alcohol addiction, food addiction and sex addiction.

Your therapist serves as your guide in your journey, helping you uncover truths about your addiction and develop the skills you need to stay clean. A sober companion is someone who supports the work you do with your therapist by accompanying you through life outside of therapy.

You should be certified as a sober companion, bonded, and insured. You should also have at least five years of sobriety under your belt before you take on clients. You can get your certification through The Addictions Academy.