Addiction Counseling for First Responders
Substance abuse walks hand in hand with other emotional problems.
Addiction is usually the result of physical and emotional self-neglect and the inability of victims to reconnect with their values, strengths, and skills. Using a client-centered approach, Jada helps clients uncover their natural abilities, feel more valued for their unique skills and strengths and guide them to the discovery of their feelings, desires, and goals. As the patient’s self-awareness and health increases, their dependence on the object of their addiction will decrease.
Unfortunately, addictions can heavily affect the first responder community. The daily stress and trauma can lead them down this path of self-destruction. It may also be difficult to admit that there is a problem due to the mental health and addiction stigma.
Addictions know no boundaries. They can include:
Drug Abuse and Addiction
Alcohol Abuse and Addiction
Jada’s experience in substance abuse also includes working with patients within an inpatient program for the treatment of substance abuse for firefighters and paramedics. She received her certification as a Recovery Coach from Governor’s State University through the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. She earned her certification as a CADC (Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor) from the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc.
Jada's mission is to help each patient find freedom from substance abuse and heal, grow and live freely by breaking the destructive grip of addiction.
"The attempt to escape from pain, is what creates more pain."
- Dr. Gabor Maté