Hope begins here


C.L.E.A.R. and Operation Helping Hand utilize Sussex County law enforcement as a resource to link individuals affected by substance use to the Center for Prevention & Counseling for help.

Recovery Coaching

Connection to Treatment

Narcan Training

Family Support



“The C.L.E.A.R. Program was the first step to saving my life.”


“Today my daughter is in a long-term treatment center. For today she is safe and clean and I’m grateful to take this journey with her. To the staff, volunteers and all the people that have made the C.L.E.A.R. Program possible, I can’t thank you enough”


“Being in recovery today is more than a blessing. It’s a gift. I would not be able to say this if it weren’t for the C.L.E.A.R. Program. The day I went to the Newton Police Station was the day that saved my life.”


“The C.L.E.A.R. program has been long overdue.  It’s a service that recognizes addiction as a disease and not just as criminal behavior.  The dedication of the people within the program was invaluable to my wife and I as we struggled with finding the help not only for our son but also ourselves. Their availability to talk with us regarding issues we were facing was incredible. Each time we contacted someone for support, they were willing to take the time to provide it and never made us feel we were a burden to them. This is true from the Byram Township Patrolman who first told us of the program, the Newton Police Chief Richards, the [family Recovery Coaches] at The Center and [the Recovery Coach]  who was phenomenal in her efforts to find a rehab for our son to get into. It is truly through the grace of God and the dedication of the people working in the C.L.E.A.R. program that our son and anyone suffering from this disease is given an opportunity to live a long and productive life.  Thank God and all of the people working in the C.L.E.A.R. program.”


“The love, caring and acceptance that my daughter and I felt from you was a godsend. Your unwavering and persistent communication with [my daughter] is what kept her right where she needed to be to get the help she asked for. Most addicts have such a small window of time to accept help while in active addiction but many get so disillusioned by the roadblocks within the system that in no time at all they are back on that highway to hell. Instead she saw how you stayed with her, you treated her with value and dignity and fought on her behalf to get through the roadblocks. What a breath of fresh air to an addict who normally has such a stigma even by some family members. Your caring hearts and efforts will certainly help heal our small corner of this world and hopefully will become a catalyst for other police department and programs to listen to the needs of the addiction community in order to create a safe haven now and a prevention model for future generations. A day at a time… and today is a good day!”


“I brought someone in for the C.L.E.A.R. Program and I just wanted to say thank you so much to you and your team. So many people have a fear of police because of addiction and he was met with nothing but helpfulness and kindness and all out love. The program is just amazing and I want to thank you for bringing it to our area.”


In 2021

32 overdose deaths due to opioids 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 2020, the Sussex County area had 48 overdose deaths due to heroin, prescription medications and other drugs, along with 115 overdoses where Narcan was administered by EMS or Law Enforcement. Overdose rates have been steadily increasing due largely to fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.

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.

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