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Wondering if you or someone you know has a substance abuse problem?  Try the following assessment tools:

If you have questions or concerns about your alcohol or drug use all of the following resources are available to you free of charge and your confidentiality is assured:

Assessment, counseling and referral resources:

Lori Rieckelman, LCSW-C
MCFRS Staff Therapist
Office located in Gaithersburg
Free sessions available to active duty MCFRS career and volunteer personnel and family members

Employee Assistance Program

To access ComPsych GuidanceResources®:

1. Call 855-350-1750  to speak with a counseling professional who will guide you to the services you require, OR

2. Visit ComPsych GuidanceResources® online at and enter MCG as the company ID. From there, you can establish your personal password.


12 step recovery groups:

For active and retired Montgomery County firefighters only
Every Wednesday at 8:00AM
St. Paul’s Catholic Church (church hall)
9240 Damascus Road
Damascus, MD 20872
This meeting is not affiliated with MCFRS administration or the Local 1664 in any way

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings:
DC metropolitan area: 202-966-9115
Meeting locations and telephone numbers throughout the State of Md:

Narcotics Anonymous meetings:
DC metropolitan area: 800-543-4670
For meeting locations throughout the State of Md: 410-566-4022

Al-Anon meetings: 
Help for family and friends of alcoholics:

Additionally, there are Montgomery County firefighters in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction who are available to speak with you confidentially. If you would like to speak to one of them you may call Lori Rieckelman at 240-777-2212 and she will give you their contact information. You do not need to disclose your name when calling her for this information.

Inpatient treatment program, located in Upper Marlboro, MD, exclusively for IAFF members for substance abuse and PTSD treatment: