Article Out Loud - Addiction in Emergency Services: Coworkers Help, Denial Hurts

By VICTOR WEIZANT, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal Flashback, February 22, 2012.

In high-stress professions such as emergency services, it is critical to know how to recognize addiction early and provide help when needed. The advice provided in this article is as relevant today as it was in 2012.

Narrated by Randy Vivian.

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Victor Welzant

Victor Welzant, PsyD, is the Director of Education and Training and a past member of the Board of Directors of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation in Ellicott City, Maryland. He also maintains a private consulting and clinical practice in Towson, Md., and serves as: the Clinical Director for the Anne Arundel Fire Department’s Critical Incident Stress Management team; a consultant to the Harford County Maryland Sheriff’s Department’s Crisis Negotiation and Peer Support teams; a member of the adjunct faculty of Towson University in Psychology, Nursing, and Homeland Security; and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health.



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