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Treatment for First Responders

When we find ourselves in trouble, our minds often jump to calling for help. First responders are the individuals who willingly put themselves in harm’s way so that they can help others. Without them, most of us would encounter more challenges and distress in our lives than we currently do. Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMTs each belong to the category of first responders. 

Ocean Coast Recovery offers a first responders drug rehab program in Huntington Beach, CA. Our inpatient treatment facility provides detoxification and inpatient rehab programming for individuals who are struggling with alcohol, cocaine, fentanyl, benzodiazepines, methamphetamine, and prescription drug abuse. Ocean Coast Recovery is a Huntington Beach drug rehab that can help. Contact us today to learn more about our Huntington Beach detox programs and inpatient treatment in Orange County.

Safe & Comfortable


Detoxification is often the first step in the treatment process, where we assist you through withdrawals with medications and other comforts that ease the process.


Residential Inpatient

The residential inpatient program at Ocean Coast Recovery was designed to be about you and your needs when it comes to treating substance abuse. We offer 30, 60, and 90+ day options knowing that the longer the stay, the higher the chances of success in recovery.

Ensuring Long-Lasting Recovery


Obtaining long-term recovery is made possible by aftercare. After you leave inpatient treatment, Ocean Coast Recovery is here for you with aftercare programs. 

the statistics

Substance Abuse Rates
Among First Responders

We know that experiencing a traumatic event, or another stressful event, can impact a person’s substance use. A study that investigated the drinking behaviors of Police Officers who responded to Hurricane Katrina found that, on average, Officers went from consuming to drinks per day to 7.  

Another study referenced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration found that approximately 9% of male Fire Fighters reported drinking drunk within the past month. Women Fire Fighters were more likely than not to drink more alcohol than what is recommended. This includes approximately 40% of women Fire Fighters engaging in binge drinking. 

If you have been struggling to control, limit, or stop your use of substances, you may benefit from a Huntington Beach first responders drug rehab program. Ocean Coast Recovery is an inpatient treatment provider that offers a 30-90 days inpatient rehab program, which would depend on your unique needs. We use a combination of alternative and traditional treatment approaches, including group therapy, individual therapy, and educational sessions. To learn more about how Ocean Coast Recovery can support you in your recovery, call (866)456-2812 now!

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Why Do First Responders Use Drugs?

It is important to remember that First Responders are humans and that some of their motivation for using substances is familiar. This includes using it for socializing purposes, to escape, to cope with emotions, and even to experiment. As with other populations, it is possible to use substances without developing a substance use disorder. 

The difference is that First Responders are at a higher risk of developing mental health concerns due to the nature of their work. This can include depression, anxiety, and trauma-related concerns. While having a mental health concern does not mean that you will struggle with a substance use disorder, it does, however increase your risk of falling into an unhealthy use of substances.  

Ocean Coast Recovery is a drug rehab for first responders in Huntington Beach, CA. We provide specialized treatment options for first responders who are struggling with substance abuse. These treatment options aim to provide you with additional support that is often beneficial for individuals who work in a highly stressful and dangerous profession. To learn more about Ocean Coast Recovery, call (866)456-2812 today! 

Premiere Addiction Treatment

Ocean Coast Recovery is not the typical substance abuse provider. We believe that no matter what, a person should be guided to the help they need. Our program works with most health insurance carriers to help lower any out-of-pocket costs that could be associated with treatment. Our goal is to get you on your path to recovery as quickly and safely as possible.

most common

Which Drugs Are Most Common
in First Responders?

Research has found that there is a difference between the rates of problematic alcohol use and PTSD when you compare career Fire Fighters and volunteer Fire Fighters. Binge drinking was found to occur within about half of career Fire Fighters in the past month. Studies have also shown a connection between hazardous drinking and involvement in a disaster relief situation, such as Hurricane Katrina, for police officers. 

If you are a first responder who is struggling with substance abuse, you may benefit from a specialized treatment approach at a Huntington Beach drug rehab. Asking for help when you struggle with substances can be difficult and overwhelming. Call (866)456-2812 to speak with an Ocean Coast representative now!

What People Say About Ocean Coast Recovery

Stories of Hope & Recovery

Ocean Coast Recovery Center is the best place you could choose in Orange County when looking for a quality drug rehab program. Everyone from the admissions team to therapists and techs truly care about the outcomes. I'd suggest OCRC any day of the week!
Cindy M.
When I was looking for a drug rehab in Orange County I came across Ocean Coast Recovery Center, and I am beyond grateful I did! From the first day I felt like my recovery was in good hands and I can't thank them enough!
Jake K.
What else can you say about OCRC? It's 2 blocks from the beach. They have an individual program, delicious meals, caring staff and they go above and beyond for each and every client that walks through the doors.
Joseph L.
Ocean Coast Recovery was truly an experience in care and compassion. From our first call, we knew we found our son the place that would finally help him and his individual needs. I can't thank you enough for helping us get our son back!
Joanne J.

the signs

What Are the Signs a First Responder is Abusing Drugs?

The signs that you may observe with a First Responder who is struggling with substance abuse are similar to what you can see with others who are struggling. This can include:

  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Having their use impact their work (such as coming to work hungover or sick)
  • Increase in the frequency of their use
  • Developing a tolerance or experiencing withdrawal symptoms
  • New or worsening mental health concerns
  • Changes in personal appearance and grooming patterns
  • Unintended weight changes and changes in appetite
  • Having difficulty sleeping
  • New or worsening legal concerns
  • An inability to reduce, control, or stop their use
  • Experiencing cravings

Ocean Coast Recovery is a first responders drug rehab program in Huntington Beach, CA. We provide unique alternative treatment options, including yoga, meditation, nutrition counseling, acupuncture, and tai chi. Call (866)456-2812 to learn more about the treatment options available at Ocean Coast Recovery today!

The challenges

What Are the Challenges in First Responders’ Addiction Treatment

An important detail for First Responders’ addiction treatment programs is that it incorporates how their career has impacted their world. As an example, if a First Responder has experienced a traumatic event, their treatment program should address their substance abuse as well as their mental health concerns.

Additionally, many first responders may be unsure about how to talk about their experiences in a group with those who have not experienced a similar work environment. Because of this, specialized treatment options are often available for First Responders, which include members of Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and EMTs. The goal here is to break down barriers that keep you from talking about your experiences and struggles. 

Ocean Coast Recovery is a Huntington Beach first responders drug rehab program. We use a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, and educational sessions, in addition to a variety of alternative treatment approaches to provide you with skills that promote a healthy and lasting recovery. Call (866)456-2812 to learn more about how Ocean Coast Recovery can support you in your recovery! 

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Ocean Coast Recovery Offers Addiction Treatment for First Responders in Huntington Beach

Substance abuse has a reputation for creating chaos in a person’s life. During active addiction, our focus and motivations shift, which can have an impact on our relationships, family, health, career, and finances. While the consequences individuals face as a result of their substance abuse can vary, the common experience is that they will continue to worsen until the individual stops using. 

Ocean Coast Recovery offers a first responder rehab program in Huntington Beach, California. We recognize that there are experiences and challenges that first responders experience that can contribute to their needs in addiction treatment. There may be things that you need or want to talk about but you may not have the opportunity to do so in traditional addiction treatment settings. For this reason, we offer several specialized treatment options, including one for first responders. 

Many individuals that we work with begin their treatment by spending time in our detoxification 

program. This allows their body to adjust to the natural changes that occur when they stop abusing substances. We provide medical supervision around the clock to monitor for known health concerns and to ease discomfort when appropriate. 

Our inpatient rehab program can range from 30 to 90 days, depending on your unique needs. If you are living with another mental health concern, dual-diagnosis treatment may extend the length of your time with us. This allows us to provide you with the tools needed for both your addiction and your other mental health needs. 

Unique alternative treatment options that we provide include yoga, meditation, nutrition counseling, acupuncture, and tai chi. 

We believe that it takes tremendous courage and strength to ask for help when you are struggling. We are confident that you will feel at home in our facility and that our staff will provide you with the kindness and compassion you deserve. To learn more about how Ocean Coast Recovery can support you in your recovery, call (866)456-2812 today!