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First Responder Fentanyl Addiction Treatment at After Action
Tailored Fentanyl Recovery for First Responders
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Fentanyl, a potent opioid at the epicenter of the opioid crisis, poses a significant risk within the first responder community. High stress, trauma exposure, and physical injuries can lead some first responders to misuse prescribed opioids, leading to dependency and addiction. After Action is committed to providing specialized fentanyl addiction treatment tailored to the unique experiences and needs of first responders.

Fentanyl’s potency and accessibility make it a particularly dangerous drug for first responders, who may initially use it for legitimate medical reasons. However, its addictive properties can quickly lead to dependency, impacting mental health, job performance, and personal relationships.

The effects of fentanyl are profound, with a high risk of overdose due to its potency. For first responders, the consequences of fentanyl addiction extend beyond personal health risks, potentially compromising their ability to perform their duties effectively and safely.

Fentanyl addiction signs can include:

⦁ Increased tolerance and dependency on fentanyl to perform daily tasks or manage stress.
⦁ Withdrawal symptoms when not using fentanyl, impacting job readiness and performance.
⦁ Behavioral changes, such as withdrawal from colleagues and family or neglect of professional responsibilities.
⦁ Physical signs of opioid use, such as drowsiness, confusion, or respiratory issues.

Acknowledging the need for help is a critical first step. After Action supports first responders in seeking treatment, ensuring they can focus on recovery while navigating their professional and personal responsibilities.

After Action offers a comprehensive approach to fentanyl addiction treatment for first responders:

Detoxification and Medical Supervision: Safely managing withdrawal symptoms under medical supervision to address physical dependence.

Medically-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Utilizing medications to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Helping individuals reframe negative thoughts and behaviors related to their addiction, promoting healthier coping mechanisms.Support and Recovery Groups: Facilitating group therapy sessions and support groups specifically for first responders, offering a supportive environment for sharing experiences and strategies for overcoming addiction.

After Action is dedicated to assisting first responders through their battle with fentanyl addiction. By providing targeted, compassionate care, we aim to enable first responders to overcome addiction, ensuring they can continue their crucial work in our communities.

For first responders struggling with fentanyl addiction, After Action is here to offer the specialized support and treatment necessary for recovery. With the right treatment plan and support, overcoming addiction and maintaining professional and personal well-being is entirely achievable. Contact us today to explore our fentanyl addiction treatment options and take the first step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.

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Siri Sat Khalsa, MD, Medical Director
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Siri Sat Khalsa, MD
Dr. Siri Sat Khalsa is a board certified Addictionologist with over a decade of experience as a specialist in detoxing and treating patients with alcohol and substance use disorders. As a graduate of USC medical school and Harbor UCLA residency, she spent 10 years a Family Practitioner before discovering her passion for caring for patients struggling with addictions. Her approach is to safely detox patients as comfortably as possible and to then focus on caring for the anxiety and depression and other mental health issues that typically accompany substance use disorders while simultaneously crafting plans to sustain long term sobriety.

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