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Akua's First Responder Track

First Responders Addiction Treatment

Our first responders are always on the frontline to help us in our time of need. The traumatic events that they witness each day while at work are hard to take. Sometimes, their experiences may be life-changing. At such times, they need our help. Our First Responders treatment track provides firefighters, police officers, paramedics, military and other uniformed personnel with a platform to get their life back on track and begin the healing process. AKUA Mind and Body offers a holistic approach along with trauma therapy as the main component. We welcome current and former first responders in our program and provide them with specific and specialized treatment, including peer-based support.

Our Approach

Individualized Trauma Assessment
Our clinicians assess each new client to determine their level of trauma and course of treatment.
EMDR Therapy
We​ ​utilize​ ​Eye​ ​Movement​ ​Desensitization​ ​Reprocessing​ ​(EMDR),​ ​brainspotting,​ ​and​ ​cognitive reprocessing​​ ​which​ ​are​ ​the​ approved​ ​evidence-based​ ​techniques​ ​for​ ​trauma​ ​treatment.
Family Therapy
AKUA offers family therapy as part of integrating the client’s family into the recovery process.
Peer Support
AKUA​ ​provides​ ​peer-based​ ​support​ ​to​ ​first​ ​responders​ ​so​ ​that​ ​they​ ​can​ ​feel​ ​a​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​belonging and​ ​​safety​​ ​sharing​ ​with​ ​other​ ​first​ ​responder​ ​clients.

​Find​ ​a​ ​​Treatment​ ​Program​​ ​For​ ​First​ ​Responders

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In-Network With

Aetna
anthem
health-net
multi-plan
beacon
wha-innetwork-min
Magellan
blue cross
tricare
Devon Health
hmc health

Most PPO Policies Accepted

amrihealth
optum
allcare
united-healthcare
humana
Cigna
hightmark
UPMC
metlife
oscar
Carl

Meet Our First Responder Outreach Specialist

Carl Lemos Joins AKUA Mind & Body

My​ ​name​ ​is​ ​Carl​ ​Lemos,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​am​ ​31​ ​years​ ​old,​ ​and​ ​from​ ​Carmel​ ​Valley,​ ​California.​ ​I​ ​am​ ​here because​ ​I​ ​am​ ​a​ ​first​ ​responder​ ​in​ ​recovery.​ ​I​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​in​ ​a​ ​happy​ ​home​ ​with​ ​a​ ​good​ ​family,​ ​and was​ ​with​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​department​ ​for​ ​11​ ​years.​ ​In​ ​2008,​ ​I​ ​broke​ ​my​ ​femur.​ ​I​ ​had​ ​four​ ​years’​ ​worth​ ​of surgeries​ ​and​ ​complications,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​became​ ​addicted​ ​to​ ​pain​ ​pills.​​ ​I​ ​found​ ​a​ ​first​ ​responders treatment​ ​track,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​have​ ​now​ ​dedicated​ ​my​ ​life​ ​to​ ​helping​ ​first​ ​responders​ ​struggling​ ​with substance​ ​abuse​ ​here​ ​at​ ​AKUA.

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Our Expert Advice

Using Daily Mindfulness

Mindfulness In Addiction | Akua Mind & Body