Addiction Treatment for First Responders

By: Robert Avsec, Executive Fire Officer

Sorry_EmoticonThe post that used to be here is no longer valid as Station House Retreat has ceased operations as a substance abuse treatment option for public safety providers.

The links below are still valid and are good resources for anyone looking for information on firefighter mental health issues.


See Related from Peggy Sweeney:  Grieving Behind the Badge

See Related: Stressors for Volunteer/POC Firefighters

See Related: Is the Diagnosis Really PTSD?


About Robert Avsec, Executive Fire Officer

Battalion Chief (Ret.) Robert Avsec served with the men and women of the Chesterfield County (VA) Fire and EMS Department for 26 years. He’s now using his acquired knowledge, skills, and experiences as a freelance writer for and as the “blogger in chief” for this blog. Chief Avsec makes his home in Cross Lanes, WV. Contact him via e-mail,