Agency Strategies for Addressing Alcohol Abuse
24 minutes, 30 seconds
Alcohol consumption is a common coping mechanism for many, including the law enforcement community. Join Nick Breul, senior project manager with the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and Vernon Herron, the director of officer safety and wellness with the Baltimore City, Maryland, Police Department, as they discuss how agencies need to acknowledge this issue. They talk about recognizing that officers can heal from alcohol abuse, understanding that confidentiality may help promote officers’ willingness to seek help, and knowing that culturally competent wellness providers are an important part of an agency’s alcohol abuse recovery program.
Publication Date: February 2023