SUSSEX COUNTY C.L.E.A.R. PROGRAM

Our mission is to form a collaborative network of professionals in our community who will facilitate medical intervention, improved access to treatment and recovery support for those struggling with drug addiction who seek assistance, without fear of arrest or prosecution, in order to make a positive difference in the quality of life for individuals, families and our entire community.

Community

LAW ENFORCEMENT

ADDICTION

RECOVERY

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In 2015

25 overdose deaths due to heroin, prescription meds and other drugs.

The reality is that one in three people are affected by substance use disorders. The disease of addiction affects all people- no matter their occupation, income level, race or community status. Our communities are in the midst of an opiate use epidemic. In fact, in 2015, the Sussex County area had 25 overdose deaths due to heroin, prescription medications and other drugs, along with 44 overdoses where Narcan was used to revive a person.

A group of key stakeholders have been proactively organizing a collaborative partnership between community entities that are serving to provide real solutions to this current health crisis. Treating addiction increases community health by leaps and bounds. Whether you are a person with a substance use disorder or the loved one of someone with this disease, we are offering the real understanding that recovery options are available.

  • Overdose deaths
  • overdoses where Narcan was used to revive a person

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Recovery

Over 23 million Americans are currently living in long-term recovery from substance use disorders. There are many pathways to long-term recovery where individuals can improve their lives and overall health and wellness through abstaining from alcohol and other drugs. Recovery coaches can have an important role in the continuum of care by helping to initiate steps toward recovery and offering support to maintain long-term recovery.

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Addiction

Addiction is a long-lasting, often recurring brain disease causing persistent drug seeking and use or behaviors causing harmful consequences to the individual and also to those around him or her. Use of opioids, including heroin and prescription medication, causes a physical dependence characterized by withdrawal symptoms when stopped. There are many evidence-based approaches that can be effective in treating addiction.

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Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Officers see firsthand the devastation caused by drug addiction. While Police across Sussex County remain steadfast in their commitment to enforce the law and prosecute crimes, they are also dedicated to saving lives through the use of Narcan and improving the overall quality of life for everyone by helping to provide a clear opportunity for recovery from addiction to those who seek assistance, without fear of arrest or prosecution.

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Community

The current heroin epidemic has affected our community in many ways and C.L.E.A.R. strives to collaborate with individuals, professionals, organizations, and treatment providers to offer a multi-faceted approach in order to reverse the negative trends seen throughout the county.

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