C.L.E.A.R
Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery
 
Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
in partnership with

 

 

About the Program

 

The Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery  or C.L.E.A.R. program, sponsored by the Union County Board of Freeholders with the  Sheriff’s Office,  Prosecutor’s Office and  County Police Department, offers free recovery assistance to families and individuals wanting to recover from addiction. At least 89 people died from fatal drug overdoses in Union County last  year — more than any year since the start of the decade. Police departments throughout Union County began deploying the lifesaving overdose-reversal drug naloxone about three years ago. The drug was administered 60 times in the County in 2015 and 160 times last year.

Under Operation C.L.E.A.R., law-enforcement personnel offer screening for participation in the program and pair those candidates or concerned family members with a certified recovery specialist who serves as a personal guide and mentor to recovery. Anyone in possession of illegal drugs and paraphernalia for personal use can turn them in without fear of arrest, prosecution or questioning.

Help is available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Union County Sheriff’s Office in the New Annex Courthouse basement level, 27 Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, and the Union County Police Department headquarters, 300 North Ave. E., Westfield.

 

 

How it Works

 

Union County Law Enforcement will screen individuals for participation in the program and pair them and/or concerned family members with a certified recovery specialist that will serve as a personal guide and mentor to recovery. Anyone in possession of illegal substances and paraphernalia for personal use can turn it in without fear of arrest, prosecution or questioning from law enforcement.

1 in 3 People are Affected by Addiction

 

Law Enforcement Supporting the Community

 

 

Law enforcement recognizes that the only way to impact a community is through cooperative work. It is with this ideal in mind that the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Union County Police Department are taking part in the C.L.E.A.R. Program. While strong enforcement is still needed to combat the sale of illegal substances, we will provide increased access to the treatment facilities and recovery support network that are needed to help the individuals that want to get better.

 

Accessing Help

 

Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Help is available at the following locations:

Union County Sheriff’s Office
New Annex Courthouse Basement Level
27 Elizabethtown Plaza
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07207
Union County Police Department
Headquarters
300 North Avenue East
Westfield, New Jersey 07090

 

Help is only a Phone Call Away

 

1-855-UCLEAR5
1-855-825-3275

Addiction is a disease that can be eradicated with the proper treatment. Get the help you need today.

 

The Epidemic

 

Drug use and addiction have been widely documented as a growing health problem and a big concern on multiple levels. The families of those addicted to drugs and their surrounding communities are heavily impacted by the health effects and crime associated with this lifestyle. The epidemic we face with opioid abuse has now brought about urgency to overcome this disease. We must work together to correct the new trends that have developed and to restore all of our communities to a healthier state.

 

Mission

 

The mission of the Union County C.L.E.A.R. Program is to create a network of professionals within the Union County community that will enable the appropriate medical treatment and family intervention. The ultimate goal is to provide and maintain the proper support for the patient and their family from the beginning of the process to the very end. Our success hinges on patients being reintegrated back into their communities and leading healthy lives with a productive future.