CLEAR – COMMUNITY LAW ENFORCEMENT ADDICTION RECOVERY
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 36 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.