P.A.A.R.I. is pleased to congratulate the Sussex County Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery (C.L.E.A.R.) Program on its one-year anniversary and the success of the initiative since it began. Since July 2016, 147 people have contacted C.L.E.A.R. for information or assistance with substance abuse treatment. As a result, 46 people struggling with addiction have been connected to a peer recovery coach and 35 people have been given access to a treatment program.
An article was recently published in the New Jersey Herald highlighting the many successes of the program, which have attracted other counties looking for resources to fight the opioid epidemic. As of June 1, Union County has modeled its own program after the C.L.E.A.R. Program, naming it Operation C.L.E.A.R.
For more information about the Sussex County C.L.E.A.R. program visit its website.