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First Responder Resiliency Program

First Responder Mental Health Treatment Center

FOP Vetted & Approved

FOP Treatment Center

Police & Law

Alcohol use and other SUDs among police are estimated  between 20% - 30%

Fire Fighters
& Dispatchers

up to 29% of firefighters engage in alcohol abuse 


The National Survey on Drug Use and Health


22% had evidence of PTSI and a similar proportion had evidence of anxiety.


BMJ Journal

Active Duty & Veterans

almost 1 out of every 3 Veterans seeking treatment for SUD also has PTSI.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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No One Fights Alone Podcast

Hosted by Austin Pederson

and Brad Shepherd 

An in-depth conversation about mental health and addiction in the first responder space.

Sponsored by

Chateau Recovery & 

First Responder Trauma Counselors

Chateau Recovery Facility

The Chateau Recovery Difference

Industry Leaders Since 2012

  • 1:4 Clinician to Client Ratio

  • Multiple Therapeutic Models

Cutting Edge Superior Care

Privacy in Utah's
Wasatch Mountains

  • Intimate 16 Bed Residential Facility

  • Quiet and Serene Mountain Setting

  • Mature Population Ensures Results 

  • Trauma-Informed, Master's Level Clinicians

  • Trauma Trained, Culturally Competent Staff

Chateau Difference


The Chateau Solution

We believe it takes courage to ask for and willingly get help. Being committed to the process is key to successful change. 


EAP Assistance & Aftercare

Learn how Chateau Recovery helps responders get the help they need before, during, and after residential treatment.


Stigma of Getting Help

Fortunately the stigma around mental health conditions for the first responder community is fading away. Chateau can help!


FOP Vetted & Approved

Chateau Recovery is proud to be one of only 6 facilities Vetted and Approved by the National Fraternal Order of Police.


Common Issues for First Responders

First responders have a high exposure to trauma during their careers. Repetitive trauma results in physical and mental fatigue


Responder Resources

Our commitment to wellness goes beyond residential treatment. Continued support is key to ongoing mental and physical health. 

First Responder Resiliency Program

The Chateau Recovery Solution

Our Mission

To empower and equip those who strive for hope, health, and a new mindset in recovery.

We believe in working with you and your support network to break free from the stigmas of addiction. We provide you with the help and resources to enjoy life-changing sobriety.

Chateau's Approach

Chateau Recovery looks beyond just identifying and adjusting behaviors -- we explore the core reasons impacting your mindset, trauma, and environment.

We utilize comprehensive trauma informed therapies like the
Arbinger Outward Mindset and Dharma Recovery.

First Responder Rehab

Police & Law Enforcement

We offer specialized treatment for those who have dedicated their lives to protect and serve the public. Resiliency education is a part of our core curriculum in order to assist law enforcement personnel with managing stress, improving relationships and decreasing trauma symptoms. 

Firefighter Rehab

Fire Fighters & Dispatchers


At Chateau Recovery, we believe that firefighters are some of the most selfless people in the world. They put their lives on the line every day to save others, and we  are here to help you restore balance in your life and provide the support, education and resiliency that can help get your life back on track.

EMS Rehab

Paramedics & EMTs


Paramedics and EMTs are often the first line of defense in an emergency situation. At Chateau Recovery, we help address the specific mental health concerns of those who deal with life and death and extreme trauma as part of their profession. 

Active Duty & Veterans Affairs

Active Duty & Veterans

Members of the armed forces struggling with mental health issues can find the help they need at Chateau Recovery. We specialize in military and veteran mental health care, offering a wide range of trauma and substance abuse treatments.

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First Responder Family Members


Being part of a first responder's family can be stressful and cause constant stress and vicarious trauma. Chateau can help. Our programs are designed to support spouses, families, and dependents of first responders with the sets of issues that affect the home life of responders. 

Chateau Recovery Solution
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FOP Vetted & Approved First Responder Program

1 of 6 Endorsed Programs

  • Recognized by the National Fraternal Order of Police

  • As of February 2022,  only 6 facilities are vetted and approved

Getting Help While On Duty

  • We help navigate department EAPs

  • We help you receive support while on active duty

  • We provide support at the residential level

Transition Support

  • Our support system continues beyond our facility

  • We help responders with their Self Leadership Plans

  • Provide ongoing Resiliency Training

  • Provide agency aftercare support

Check out our Staff talking with the FOP National Director of Wellness Services

FOP Vetted & Approved
Trauma Trained
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Culturally Competent

Treating the Whole Self

  • Comprehensive Assessments and Testing

  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Education

  • Trauma & Development Focused Treatment

  • Reconnecting with Family & Values

  • Comprehensive Aftercare Planning

Mindset Training

  • Shift How We See Others

  • Shift How We See Ourselves

  • Change How We Approach Conflict

A New Relationship with Stress & Trauma

  • Processing Unresolved Events

  • Developing Trauma Response Skills

  • Expanding Stress Tolerance

Chateau First Responder

Evidence Based
Therapy Modalities

Chateau provides a range of trauma-specific modalities to help address and process your concerns including:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprogramming (EMDR)

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Brainspotting & Neurofeedback

  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Individual & Group Therapy

  • RehabilitationNutritional 

  • Family Systems Therapy

Therapy Modalties

"Having open, honest discussions about mental health can be the first important step in understanding where someone is with their mental health and help those on the front lines maintain mental well-being."

- Doreen Marshall, PHD

6 Dimesions of First Responder Wellness

Six Dimensions of First Responder Wellness

Daily Health

  • Daily Schedule

  • Finance Skills

  • Health & Self-Care

  • Daily Motivation

Mental & Emotional

  • Treatment Issues or Diagnosis

  • Self Acceptance & Motivation

  • Psychological Flexibility

  • Mental & Emotional Awareness

Relationship Health

  • Mindset: How We See Others

  • Role Models & Mentors

  • Boundaries & Attachments

  • Support Groups

Physical Health

  • Physical Activity

  • Nutrition & Diet

  • Pain Management

  • Physical Risky Behaviors

Family Systems

Spiritual Health

  • Healthy Communication Skills

  • Boundaries & Autonomy

  • Interdependence

  • Accountability & Honesty

  • Mindfulness

  • Values & Purpose

  • Ego & Awareness

  • Spiritualty, Faith & Hope

Six Dimensions of Wellness
Aftercare Support
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Aftercare Support
& Transition

Related - Keeping Up With Work While in Recovery >

At Chateau Recovery, our ultimate goal is to help you overcome your addiction, avoid relapse and build a fulfilling life. Continued support is key to ongoing mental and physical health. 

Family Education & Support

  • Provides Responder family and community support.

  • We believe that the off-duty environment plays a huge role in the overall wellness of First Responders.

12 Month Agency Responder Aftercare

  • First Responders who enter our residential program can count on ongoing support from our alumni resources

  • First Responder can also count on continued communication with departments if needed

Navigating Your Department's EAP

You cannot work during inpatient rehab; however, you can keep your job with either your department's existing Employee Assistant Program (EAP) or with the help of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Download Our Free PDF

"Navigating Tour EAP"

Learn how to start the conversation, ask the right questions, and what Chateau Recovery can do to help.

Employee assistance program
Common Issues

Common First Responder Issues

You Are Not Alone - Chateau Can Help

8 out of 10

of first responders experience traumatic events on the job.

Putting Others First

“Essential workers are remaining strong and resilient for their patients, families, friends, and communities; however, the great personal risk they are taking to keep everybody else safe and healthy can have a toll on their own mental health.” -- Doreen Marshall, PHD

up to 30%
of first responders are estimated to develop behavioral health conditions.
Abbot et al., 2015 -- Retrieved from

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

When emergency responders are faced with trauma and mental health issues, some turn to physical activity or counseling while others resort to alcoholic beverages because it's easy and accessible, especially when nearly half of first responders are not debriefed properly after traumatic events. 

"[First Responders] signed up for a career that’s more than a job—it’s a personal and professional identity"

- Dr. Sachi Ananda

Repeated Exposure to Trauma

First responders have a high exposure to trauma during their careers. Repetitive trauma results in physical and mental fatigue which can manifest as job stress, PTS, anxiety, depression, family problems, and addiction.

about 85%
of first responders have experienced symptoms related to mental health issues.
"University of Phoenix Survey ", April 2017

PTSD/ PTS / PTSI Concerns 

Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes. Research shows that it is a gateway to mental health issues, strained relationships, communication problems, and potential substance abuse. It's estimated that 30 percent of first responders develop behavioral health conditions as a result of trauma. 

only 49%

of first responders were offered “Psychological First Aid” after traumatic events.

Retirement & Difficulties Transitioning to Civilian Life

Transitioning into civilian life after being a first responder can be difficult because there are not many jobs out there that offer the same level of challenge as emergency work does. This can leave first responders feeling lost and unfulfilled after retirement.

First Responder Resiliency Program Wellness Journey

Addressing Mental Health Stigma

Changing the Culture

As a first responder, you have an important role to play in helping others. Strength and bravery are highly valued traits — but it can also mean taking on "whatever the situation requires" without hesitation or fear for your own wellbeing.


Until recently, there has been a stigma around first responder's mental health conditions. Fortunately, this mentality, which perpetuates this misconception that these individuals are weak, is slowly disappearing.

First responders can be reluctant to seeking help

7 in 10 say they rarely to never
use mental health services

"University of Phoenix Survey Finds Majority of First Responders Have Experienced Symptoms Related to Mental Health", April 2017

University of Phoenix Survey

First responders believe in the benefits of professional mental health treatment but are worried about repercussions; unfortunately this is what makes many first responders unwilling or hesitant about using the services.

The majority of first responders correctly believe that mental health treatment works for conditions like PTSD, depression and substance use disorders.

“University of Phoenix Survey Finds More Than Half of First Responders Feel There Are Job Repercussions For Seeking Professional Mental Health Counseling,” University of Phoenix press release, September 11, 2019. Study on PR Newswire

First responders are

5x More Likely
to experience depression & PTSD

The Ruderman White Paper on Mental Health and Suicide of First Responders, April 2018

By the Numbers

The stigma around mental health conditions is deeply engrained in our society and culture, but first responders have seen the positive effects that come from addressing it. More than 7 out 8 police officers (and nearly 9 out 10 firefighters) say they'd be more likely to seek professional counseling if leadership within their organization speaks openly about experiences with depression or anxiety. 

“University of Phoenix Survey Finds More Than Half of First Responders Feel There Are Job Repercussions For Seeking Professional Mental Health Counseling,” University of Phoenix press release, September 11, 2019. Study on PR Newswire


fear being demoted

or fired


fear negative repercussions for seeking help

“University of Phoenix Survey Finds More Than Half of First Responders Feel There Are Job Repercussions For Seeking Professional Mental Health Counseling,” University of Phoenix press release, September 11, 2019. Study on PR Newswire

We Need to Talk About First Responder Mental Health

Addressing Stigma
Articles & Resource

Articles & Resources

Best States for Police
to Live & Work - 2022

Best States for Firefighters
to Live & Work - 2022

Best States for Paramedics
to Live & Work - 2022

Best states are determined by based on total number of jobs in the state, average annual salary including highest 10% earn plus lowest 10% earn, and a location quotient as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.