Drug Education and Prevention for First Responders
Drug Education and Prevention for First Responders Introduction Video
This section provides information and tips on how first responders can contribute to drug prevention and education. Let SUPE help your community become safer and more informed. First responders can go a long way in preventing substance use.
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- Police officers are accustomed to arresting drug users but are not necessarily accustomed to directing them to substance use treatment. However, more and more police departments across the U.S. realize that putting addicts in jail does little or nothing to
- First responders, including police officers, firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics, face some of the most challenging emergency situations in any field. These individuals are not immune to the effects of a demanding work environment. There is a fast-changing nature of duties
- Learning to identify what drugs a person has used or is under the influence of is a skill that can help someone stop using drugs. In addition, it can prevent overdose and save someone’s life. Many of the signs and