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The Dangers of Self-Medicating

Positive and negative experiences shape who you are. The negatives you see on the job can pile up and weigh on you. Alcohol may seem like a good option to help carry the weight, but it hides the physical and emotional damage you may be doing by trying to handle it all on your own. Self-medicating is masking the problem, not solving it. Asking for help is a sign of courage. Don’t let the fear of how others may react stop you from seeking help.

Type: Video
Length: 2:59
Publication Date: March 2021
Agencies: National Suicide Awareness for Law Enforcement Officers Program
Topics: Crisis Intervention
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