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 2018

35 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 2018, the Sussex County area had 35 overdose deaths due to heroin, prescription medications and other drugs, along with 127 overdoses where Narcan was administered by EMS or Law Enforcement. Since 2013 these numbers have been steadily increasing, and this is the first time that overdose rates have decreased from the previous year.

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
  • Narcan administrations by Law Enforcement
  • Narcan administrations by EMS

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