An overview of the Ocean County, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office efforts to work with law enforcement to provide access to treatment and recovery for community members with substance use disorders (SUD). The Blue Heroin Addiction Recovery & Treatment (HART) program began with enhanced naloxone distribution to first responders in 2013, expanded to providing recovery support coaches to patients seen in the emergency department for an opioid overdose, and led to creating treatment intake stations at 6 Ocean County police stations. Part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s Spotlight series which highlights innovative programs to address the opioid crisis.
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Spotlight: Ocean County, New Jersey Prosecutor's Blue Heroin Addiction Recovery and Treatment (HART)
An overview of the Ocean County, New Jersey's Blue Heroin Addiction Recovery & Treatment (HART) initiative that provides access to treatment and recovery supports through the county's law enforcement agencies.