Impact Wellness Network recognizes the sacrifices made by first responders who bravely serve our communities every day. The demanding and stressful nature of their work takes a toll, often leading to substance abuse as a coping mechanism. We offer specialized addiction treatment programs designed specifically for first responders.

Drug Detox Centers In The Midwest
Drug Detox Centers In The Midwest

First Responders and Addiction

When emergencies occur, first responders are the frontline heroes who rush in to assist those in need, often facing hazardous and emotionally challenging situations. These dedicated professionals, including Emergency Medical Services (EMS), firefighters, and police officers, selflessly put themselves in harm’s way to serve their communities.

However, their frequent exposure to danger and stress puts them at a heightened risk of developing mental health issues and other behavioral challenges. Encounters with death, injury, pain, and threats to their safety can lead to what is known as complex trauma.

Research indicates that both male and female career firefighters are particularly susceptible to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction, especially following experiences of complex trauma. A study conducted in 2017 found that approximately half of male firefighters reported engaging in binge drinking and heavy drinking within a month, highlighting the significant impact of their work on their mental and emotional well-being.

The Impact Process

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Reach Out

Reach out to Impact Wellness Network 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to discuss your options for treatment at one our programs in the Midwest.



Our caring admissions team will do a quick 15 minute pre-assessment to ensure the best options for your personal needs.

Intake Planning

We will work with you and your loved ones to make sure you have an easy process entering treatment. We will help every step of the way!


Receive Help

Once you enter one of our programs, you can count on dedicated, personalized treatment for substance abuse once and for all.


Our Modern Facilities Have Everything You Need.

Impact Wellness Network has centers across the United States. Our residential facilities are crafted to provide high-quality, evidence-based programs with modern amenities. Impact Wellness Network serves as a comprehensive destination for sustainable addiction recovery. Find hope within IWN.


On-Site Client Salon & Spa​

Semi-Private Rooms​

Flat Screen TVs in Every Room​

Client Lounge & Library​

24/7 Cafeteria & Nutritious Meals​

Wellness Activities

Why Finding Tailored Addiction Treatment is Important For First Responders

The stigma surrounding mental health treatment presents a significant barrier for first responders seeking help. According to the Centers for Disease Control, only about 25% of individuals facing mental health challenges feel that others understand such issues. Surprisingly, over half of those without mental health issues believe others are empathetic toward mental health concerns. This disparity highlights the challenges faced by individuals dealing with mental health problems, who are more attuned to societal attitudes due to their direct impact.

Fear of judgment or lack of understanding can discourage first responders from sharing their struggles with others.
Research into the prevalence of addiction, PTSD, and other mental health issues among first responders has identified key factors that can enhance their support in the workplace. Cultivating positive relationships with colleagues, fostering a supportive work environment, recognizing the significance of their work, and ensuring fair compensation and benefits are crucial elements that can positively impact the mental well-being of first responders.

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Benefits of a First Responder Addiction Treatment

Experiencing trauma can alter the brain, triggering a perpetual “fight or flight” response aimed at avoiding future trauma. This can result in changes in mood and personality as different brain regions are activated. Individuals with PTSD may exhibit various symptoms, including unwanted memories, nightmares, and flashbacks, often accompanied by feelings of anger, guilt, and shame, while struggling to experience happiness or joy. Maintaining close relationships can become challenging amidst these struggles. Seeking help from a trauma-trained therapist can be beneficial for those finding daily life challenging due to symptoms like intrusive memories, avoidance behaviors, negative self-thoughts, sleep disturbances, and difficulty concentrating.

Trauma can induce a “fight or flight” response, altering brain functioning.
PTSD symptoms may include unwanted memories, nightmares, and difficulties in mood regulation.
Seeking support from a trauma-trained therapist can aid in managing daily life challenges associated with PTSD.
Substance use as a coping mechanism for PTSD symptoms can lead to addiction and worsen the condition.

If experiencing thoughts of hopelessness or suicide, it’s crucial to reach out to professionals trained to provide support and assistance for individuals with PTSD.


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What to Anticipate at a First Responder Rehabilitation Facility

Beginning a PTSD treatment program for first responders typically involves a comprehensive medical assessment to determine the necessity of participating in a detoxification program. Detoxification aims to safely guide the body to sobriety, laying a solid foundation for recovery. Depending on the individual’s addiction, consumption levels, and duration of use, detox may involve medical supervision to manage potential health complications.

During detox, a dedicated team of medical professionals monitors the withdrawal process, offering support and alleviating symptoms of discomfort or pain. This process, often lasting about a week, occurs within a supportive and nurturing environment.

Following detox, treatment progresses at an inpatient rehabilitation facility. While therapy during detox is limited to prevent interference with withdrawal symptoms, first responder rehab programs integrate a combination of educational groups, process group therapy, and individual counseling sessions to address various aspects of addiction and recovery.

Educational groups delve into topics such as addiction, the neurobiological effects of substance abuse, and the journey of recovery, emphasizing relapse prevention strategies and coping mechanisms.

Process group sessions provide a platform to share experiences, offer feedback, and establish connections with others undergoing similar challenges.

Individual therapy sessions with counselors or therapists prioritize addressing personal struggles and goals, providing a confidential space for discussions.

Upon program commencement, mental health assessments identify potential concerns such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or trauma, paving the way for tailored treatment that integrates educational, group, and individual approaches to meet individual needs comprehensively.

Our Locations

Top-Rated Addiction Treatment Centers


Locations - Midwest Addiction Rehab Centers

Findlay Recovery Center

Located in the heart of Findlay, Ohio, the Findlay Recovery Center is a leading addiction treatment facility that has been providing comprehensive care and support to individuals struggling with addiction for over a decade. We handcraft individualized treatment plans for each client to maintain sobriety for a lifetime. Find lasting, sustainable recovery from drug & alcohol abuse at our top-rated Ohio rehab center.

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Robert Alexander Center For Recovery

The Robert Alexander Center for Recovery is a drug & alcohol rehab program in Kentucky that offers an evidence-based, personalized, and supportive treatment to each and every client that comes through our doors. Our focus is on the individual. We craft unique treatment plans for each client to ensure long-term success in recovery from substance abuse. 

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Grand Falls Center For Recovery

Grand Falls Treatment Center is located in Grand Falls, Missiouri. We offer a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment experience, rooted in an evidence-based, client-focused approach. We combine detox services with psychological therapy and support to give patients the comprehensive support they need to overcome their addiction. This evidence-based treatment program helps people rebuild their lives.

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Impact Outpatient Program

Impact Outpatient Program is here to help you heal from the disease of addiction at our outpatient treatment center. Impact IOP is located just minutes from Louisville, Kentucky, in the heart of Mount Washington. We use evidence based treatment for individualized treatment plans for each client. Find hope of a life worth living with Impact Outpatient Program.

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Evolve Indy

Evolve Indy is not your typical addiction treatment provider in Indiana. We began with a single mission: to help those struggling with substance abuse, regardless of their situation. Our treatment program provides expert-level therapy with modern and traditional methods in order to effectively treat the root causes of addiction.

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Arrowwood ATC

Arrowwood Addiction Treatment Center in Virginia treats addiction with compassionate care and an evidence-based approach that is tailored to fit each individual’s unique needs. We believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to addiction recovery. This is why we prioritize personalization in crafting treatment plans for our clients.

Locations - Midwest Addiction Rehab Centers

Why Choose Impact Wellness?

Impact Wellness Network offers top-rated treatment for drug and alcohol abuse at our Midwest treatment centers. We offer a full continuum of care, meaning from detox to aftercare we are with you every step of the way.

Here at Impact Wellness, we believe everyone has the ability to recover when given the opportunity. Impact Wellness Network truly cares about the outcome. Each of our programs offers an expert staff with years of experience and evidence-based treatment that focuses on the individual needs of each client. Every program is built on the foundation of offering treatment that works by people who care. If for some reason you are not accepted into one of our programs Impact wellness believes in helping everyone that calls us and we have relationships with great treatment centers all across the US and we will make it a priority to get you or your loved one the help they need.

Impact Wellness Network: Assisting First Responders in Recovery

Impact Wellness Network understands the unique challenges faced by first responders dealing with addiction. Our dedicated team of medical professionals and clinicians at Impact Wellness Network is committed to providing personalized support and resources for your recovery journey. We begin with an intake assessment, where you’ll meet with a member of our clinical team to discuss your history of substance use, mental health background, and current symptoms. Whether you require medication-assisted treatment or other forms of support, our medical team will discuss your options and provide ongoing assistance throughout your recovery process.

Our comprehensive program covers addiction education, relapse prevention strategies, skill-building, and employment guidance. At Impact Wellness Network, we also encourage participation in 12-step groups to enhance your support network. We prioritize creating a comfortable and secure environment for your recovery journey. We recognize the courage it takes to seek help, and our team is dedicated to supporting you every step of the way. If you’re ready to begin your journey to recovery, you don’t have to do this alone, contact us today.

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Find hope for a better life at one of our drug and alcohol rehab facilities. Contact us today to find out what we can do to help you or a loved one live a full life free from addiction.

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