Episode 48: Helping responders with addiction

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048 Addiction1Firefighters and addiction. It’s not something we like to acknowledge or talk about. On this episode, we both acknowledge the problem and I have two guests from the American Addiction Centers here to give first responders advice about how to get help.

Length: 56 minutes

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Firefighters and addiction. It’s not something we like to acknowledge or talk about. On this episode, we both acknowledge the problem and I have two guests from the American Addiction Centers here to give first responders advance about how to get help.

I’m really excited to have as my guests Mark Lamplugh and Mike Healy, both first responders and both committed to helping first responders with addiction issues.

048 Mike HealyAssistant Chief Michael A. Healy is a forty -four year member of the Rockland County, NY fire service. He has served two prior terms as a chief. He is a NYS Fire Instructor, the Coordinator of Fire Education at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, a hands on fire instructor for the NYS Association of Fire Chiefs, and a member of the Rockland County CISM team.

Mike retired in 2008 from he NY Transit Authority as the Clinical Director of the NYC Transit / TWU Local 100 Union Assistance Program. He is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Substance Abuse Professional, and a Labor Assistance Professional – Certified. In 2011 he teamed with Mike Blackburn, (Battalion Chief Providence FD, retired) to build a program to offer help to firefighters throughout the country suffering from behavioral health issues. Teaming with the NVFC and American Addiction Centers we offer a national hotline number for firefighters and EMS personnel.

 

 

048 Mark Lamplugh1Mark Lamplugh, Jr. is a 4th generation firefighter and former Captain with the Lower Chichester Fire Company. He is now a national treatment consultant with American Addiction Centers specializing in First Responder Services. Mark has placed and referred 100’s of firefighters nationwide. He currently working towards his degree in applied psychology from Florida Institute of Technology and is a member of the American Academy of Experts of Traumatic Stress.

In this episode Mark and Mike talk about the growing issue of firefighter addiction and provide solid advice about how to get help.

 

 

 

 

048 Under Stress 048 Share the Load 048 NVFC Logo 048 Mental Health 048 Member Assistance program 048 American Addiction Centers

Intro music

Safety Dance (1982)
Men Without Hats
GMC – Virgin Records

Guest Contact Information:

American Addiction Centers
888-731-3474
http://americanaddictioncenters.org

National Volunteer Fire Council
Share the Load Program
http://www.nvfc.org/hot-topics/share-the-load-support-program-for-fire-and-ems

Firefighter Near Miss Reporting System
http://www.firefighternearmiss.com/

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