Aug. 19, 2020

S4E60: Firefighter Talks About Alcoholism Among First Responders

S4E60: Firefighter Talks About Alcoholism Among First Responders

A career firefighter who we will call Nick is our guest. He tells his story about alcoholism and how it contributed to the death of his father, a career cop who died by suicide. Nick also talks about his brother who struggled with addiction and died by suicide. He talks in detail about his struggle with alcoholism and his long term sobriety. Nick explains the correlation between P.T.S.D. related symptoms and substance abuse and how it plagues our first responder community. He also talks about how he tries to help others and first responders that have substance abuse issues.

Background song Hurricane is used with permission from the band Dark Horse Flyer.

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John J Wiley

Retired Police Sergeant, Music Radio Personality, Talk Radio Show Host, Podcaster and Producer

John J. Wiley is a retired Police Sergeant turned radio personality. He has been a full time FM Music Radio DJ since 2005. In 2017 he founded the Law Enforcement Today Podcast, with the assistance of Robert Greenberg. Within a couple months a radio station heard an episode of the podcast and asked him to create a radio version, which he did. It has been syndicated since the Spring of 2017 and has numerous affiliate radio stations across the US.