Hope begins here

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.

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Community

LAW ENFORCEMENT

ADDICTION

RECOVERY

In 2017

38 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 addiction epidemic, fueled by opioid use. In fact, in 2017, the Sussex County area had 38 overdose deaths due to heroin, prescription medications and other drugs, along with 146 overdoses where Narcan was administered by EMS or Law Enforcement. Those numbers increased from 25 overdose deaths and 50 administrations of Narcan in 2015.

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 administered by law enforcement
  • overdoses where Narcan was administered by EMS

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