SUSSEX COUNTY C.L.E.A.R. PROGRAM
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 2016, the Sussex County area had 32 overdose deaths due to heroin, prescription medications and other drugs, along with 52 overdoses where Narcan was administered by law enforcement. Those numbers increased from 25 overdose deaths and 44 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.
overdoses where Narcan was administered by law enforcement