Chicago (IL) Fire Department/Rosecrance Florian Program
DANIEL DEGRYSE is a 28-year member of the Chicago (IL) Fire Department. He was the coordinator for the Chicago Firefighters? Union Local 2 employee assistance program. He is a member of the IAFF LEAP committee. He has a B.A. degree in psychology and is a certified substance abuse counselor and a certified EAP counselor. He created the peer support program for the Chicago Firefighters Union EAP.
Bobby Halton hosts this FDIC International panel of some of the fire service's greatest health experts to discuss some of the most pressing personal issues firefighters' face outside the firehouse and off the fireground.
Learn the general consequences of a substance use disorder (SUD); why we may be susceptible to increased use; barriers to change; the impact it has on the individual, family, and fire service community; and what we can do to address it.
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