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Recovery First

  Our Mission - Simply - TO Save Lives
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There is Hope on the Horizon

There is Hope on the Horizon

Recovery First Treatment Centers are specialized facilities that provide mental health and addiction treatment for first responders, including firefighters, paramedics, police officers, and other individuals who work in emergency services. 

Our dedicated team of culturally competent professionals understand the unique challenges that first responders face and are trained to provide evidence-based treatment that addresses the specific needs of this population.

At Recovery First Treatment Centers, we believe in a holistic approach to care that addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our clients. We are committed to helping first responders reclaim their lives and return to their careers with renewed strength and resilience. 

We are one of the few centers in the country exclusively dedicated to first responders. Our facility provides a safe and supportive environment tailored to the unique needs of first responders, and clients will never be mixed with non first responders. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing specialized care that addresses the physical, emotional, and psychological toll of the job.

Who is a First Responder

First Responders include many occupations such as Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire Fighters, Dispatchers, EMT’s, Border Patrol, District Attorney Investigators and so on. Each job has its unique level of trauma exposure dependent of the position they hold. It is critical to understand the culture in order to serve their specific needs in their mental health.
First Responders undergo months of training to prepare for the difficult work of handling critical incidents; however, they are not prepared for the aftermath of stress, substance use, burnout and possibly PTSD. The alliance between Recovery First and the First Responder is critical in understanding that trust has to be built, there needs to be a sense of vulnerability, and that they are in a safe and confidential setting.

Are You Not a First Responder?

If you are not a First Responder, we are also here to help. Click the button above to learn more. 

Our Programs

Recovery First Treatment Centers offer mental health and substance abuse programs specifically designed for first responders. These programs aim to address the unique challenges and stressors that first responders face, such as exposure to traumatic events, chronic stress, and the high-pressure environment of their work, as well as support for families affected by these issues. Our total client census never exceeds 12, for a more personalized treatment program.


Treatment Modalities

Recovery First's specialized programs and compassionate support are designed to address the unique challenges of First Responders in their recovery journey. Our evidence-based treatments empower individuals to reclaim their lives and build a strong foundation for lasting sobriety. We are committed to making a meaningful difference in the well-being of those who serve.

Many new and exciting therapies are being introduced all the time. Our team is connected and involved heavily in behaivioral health education. They frequently attend continuing education and training classes and we can safely say we are among the first to introduce many of these new therapies to our clients. To learn more about some of these new therapies click the Programs Button above.
Equine Therapy for First Responders

Equine Therapy for first responders

First Responder groups are facilitated by a team consisting of a licensed Psychotherapist and Equine Specialist. Unique program tailored to the needs of the clients.
Smoke Tree Stables offers a Therapeutic program that focuses on what the horse can bring into the process of insight, change and healing. Group activities with the horse will involve various themes including boundaries, self-esteem, relationships, and mindfulness.

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First Responder Resources

First Responder Resources

First responders have access to a variety of resources to support their mental and emotional well-being including employee assistance programs (EAPs) offered by their department, peer support programs, counseling services, and employee assistance hotlines. Organizations such as the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics (IAEP) also provide resources and support. Non-profit organizations like the Code Green Campaign and the Badge of Life focus on the mental health and well-being of first responders and provide education, support, and resources.

It is important for first responders to take advantage of these resources and seek help when they need it. Additionally, in the US, The Public Safety Officer's Benefits (PSOB) program provides death and education benefits to the families of public safety officers who have died or become permanently disabled in the line of duty.


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At Recovery First Treatment Centers, located in the beautiful Palm Springs area, we understand the unique challenges faced by first responders dealing with dual diagnosis. If you or a loved one is in need of support, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Give us a call at 866-993-4778, or fill out our online form to get more information, or to verify insurance and schedule a consultation with one of our qualified professionals. We are here to help and are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for our first responder community.

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