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SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES

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Wondering if you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem?  Try the following assessment tools:

Substance Abuse Education Course Site

If you have questions or concerns about your alcohol or drug use all of the following resources are available to you free of charge and your confidentiality is assured:

Assessment, counseling and referral resources:

Lori Rieckelman, LCSW-C
MCFRS Staff Therapist
240-777-2212
Office located in Gaithersburg
Free sessions available to MCFRS personnel and family members

Employee Assistance Program

To access ComPsych GuidanceResources®:

1. Call 800-272-7255 to speak with a counseling professional who will guide you to the services you require. OR

2. Visit ComPsych GuidanceResources® online at www.guidanceresources.com and enter MCG as the company ID. From there, you can establish your personal password.

 

12 step recovery groups:

For active and retired Montgomery County firefighters only
Every Wednesday at 8:00AM
St. Paul’s Catholic Church (church hall)
9240 Damascus Road
Damascus, MD 20872
This meeting is not affiliated with MCFRS administration or the Local 1664 in any way

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings:
DC metropolitan area: 202-966-9115 www.aa-dc.org
Meeting locations and telephone numbers throughout the State of Md:
www.step12.com/maryland.html

Narcotics Anonymous meetings:
DC metropolitan area: 202-399-5316 www.cprna.org
For meeting locations throughout the State of Md: 1-800-317-3222
www.freestatena.org

Al-Anon meetings: 
Help for family and friends of alcoholics:
www.al-anonfamilygroups.org/meetings/meeting.html

Additionally, there are Montgomery County firefighters in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction who are available to speak with you confidentially. If you would like to speak to one of them you may call Lori Rieckelman at 240-777-2212 and she will give you their contact information. You do not need to disclose your name when calling her for this information.

 

 

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