We are a non-profit organization that was formed to educate first responders (police officers, firemen and emergency personnel) and the general public on the disease of addiction. We believe that by bringing all corners of our communities together we can supply the public with the necessary tools to support those people and their families struggling with the disease of addiction and prevent overdoses across the country.
We are a non-profit organization that was formed to educate the general public and first responders on the disease of addiction. We believe that by bringing all corners of our communities together we can supply the public with the necessary tools to support addiction recovery and prevent overdoses across the country.
Who we are
We are Shields Against Addiction, a group of first responders and addiction treatment professionals with one common belief. That if we all work together, we can create real change for the drug epidemic facing our country.
What we do
We create, host, and facilitate addiction training classes that equip our first responders with the knowledge and tools they need to help people struggling in addiction.
How we do
In addition to the stigma of addiction, we noticed there was a lack of educational resources available to both the public and our First Responders.
“This training is essential for every single emergency response team in the country. It was comprehensive, informative, and is a welcomed necessity to our team.”
John Winchester Chief Deputy Officer of Gloucester County
“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to work with Officer Thomas McWain to help educate our first responders. He and his team are doing great work and by participating in this training event, we will only create more awareness about addiction in our local communities.”