The Addicted Cop, Pt 4

How can you know - and what can you do about it - if you are in the grip of addiction?

Final Words
As a therapist, I can tell you that LEOs are some of the most difficult clients because all the skills that keep you alive on the street and functioning in your job can work against you in the therapeutic process. Also being a cop is not just what you do, but it becomes who you are. Admitting you have a weakness, not to mention an emotion (other than anger at the most recent administrative bullcrap), often goes against the grain. However, our advice to you is that as a human being we are designed to be flawed. Many people from all walks of life have addictions. Treatment is not easy, but often painful. Go slow. Be honest. Get the help you need. Be safe.

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