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Addiction Treatment Centers for First Responders

The First Responders Addiction Treatment (FRAT) program at Livengrin, founded in 2002, is a unique specialty program that is run by First Responders for First Responders: law enforcement, fire, EMS, corrections, and military personnel (veterans, reservists, active duty). Since its inception, FRAT has treated over 1,000 First Responders and military veterans on our private 44-acre campus.

Addiction to alcohol and drugs can strike regardless of age, sex, economic circumstance, cultural background, genetic history, or environment. Yet, we have a cultural expectation that certain people will be clean, sober, and in control. This is particularly true for those who serve: law enforcement, fire service, and other public safety professionals.

Seeking Help
First Responders experience some of the most stressful and dangerous situations in modern life. Yet, society and often their own peer groups demand that they remain in control and suppress the fear and trauma that comes with their profession. When control of their drinking or drug use slips away, seeking help often feels impossible. Left hidden, their problem almost always gets worse.

The First Responders Addiction Treatment Program treats alcoholism and other dependencies, as well as trauma and PTSD. All FRAT peer specialists and management have worked extensively themselves in public safety and understand the unique challenges their fellow officers face. Whether you are active-duty or retired, FRAT can help.

FRAT helps first responders return to a sober life. You can conquer addiction and return to your family and community as a respected professional with this treatment program that serves the particular needs of first responders and combat veterans.

Program Overview

  • Run by first responders who understand the unique challenges of your career
  • Peer assistance program for mentorship and guidance
  • All one-on-one and group counseling with other FRAT members only in a private, confidential dedicated treatment building
  • Attendance at offsite First Responders-only 12-step meetings
  • Alcohol rehab for first responders and combat veterans
  • Work with Union and Department EAP’s and to facilitate return to work as clinically appropriate.

FRAT Training
The Livengrin FRAT team is also recognized as the most experienced First Responder addiction training team in the northeast U.S. We routinely conduct officer and staff training for prevention, education, and how to recognize signs for early intervention. These important classes are all taught by former officers and are excellent ways to help lessen the stigma or shame in asking for help. Trainings are inexpensive and may be covered by grant funding in many cases and are a great investment for your department.

Options subject to assessment and availability.

Contact FRAT directly at 855.372.8435 or email


Experience: All Livengrin clinicians possess a master’s degree or higher level of training.

People Like You: Created and facilitated by active-duty and retired First Responders.

History: Livengrin FRAT is one of the oldest first responders programs in the country.

Current Schedule

FRAT Support Groups
Sunday: 10:00AM-12:00PM
Tuesday, Thursday: 6:00PM-8:00PM

FRAT Big Book Study
Monday: 6:00PM-8:00PM

FRAT Inpatient Education Groups
Wednesday: 12:45PM-2:00PM
Tuesday, Thursday: 2:00PM-3:00PM

Inpatient Group Therapy
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:30AM-12:00PM

Outpatient Group Therapy
Monday: 6:30PM-8:00PM
Wednesday: 11:00AA-12:30PM

Men and women, 18-60 in the following groups:

  • Substance Use Disorder and co-occuring mental health disorders
  • First responders and veterans
  • Healthcare professionals

Men and women, 18-26 who have numerous treatment experiences with AMICare.

Call an intake counselor to find out about your coverage and benefits – 800.245.4746. Or fill out the Livengrin Verification Form. Even if you or your loved one is not ready to come in, it’s good to start the planning process. We can help you learn what your plan will cover, your deductible balance, and any other out of pocket expenses. Livengrin can also help you find resources to obtain coverage or funding, through county, Medicaid, or even commercial insurance. Livengrin is an "in-network" provider with most major commercial insurance plans.

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BY THE NUMBERS: Statistics show that 20% to 25% of working police officers are chemically dependent on either alcohol or drugs. (Police – The Law Enforcement Magazine)
Livengrin Building Recovery Together
4833 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020 . 215.638.5200 . 800.245.4746 .

Bensalem - Doylestown - Ft. Washington - Lehigh Valley - Oxford Valley


since 1980