December 17, 2018

SOBER: Voices Of Recovery And Hope From Indiana - Part 5


Brandon Dreiman has been a firefighter and paramedic with the Indianapolis Fire Department for 17 years. Now, he works with other firefighters struggling with addiction and behavioral health issues. - Lauren Bavis/Side Effects Public Media

Brandon Dreiman has been a firefighter and paramedic with the Indianapolis Fire Department for 17 years. Now, he works with other firefighters struggling with addiction and behavioral health issues.

Lauren Bavis/Side Effects Public Media
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First responders like firefighter Brandon Dreiman face barriers when it comes to getting treatment for mental health and addiction. He coped with traumatic experiences through drinking. Then, a random work drug screening changed his life.

Dreiman shared his story during a live storytelling event hosted by the Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition in partnership with Side Effects Public Media at WFYI on Aug. 14, 2018.

LISTEN: MORE STORIES FROM THE EVENT

This story was produced by Matt Pelsor. On Monday, Dec. 17, at 9 p.m. tune into 90.1 WFYI for an hour-long special on these stories.

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