(Woodbury, NJ)—The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office is partnering with local police departments to help individuals suffering from substance abuse and addiction.
Straight to Treatment allows any individual to walk into a participating police department and explain that they need help battling an addiction.
Once they complete the application process, they are immediately put in touch with a treatment provider.
“This is an amazing program for individuals who are struggling with addiction,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. “Our local police stations have enthusiastically participated in launching this program.”
The first police departments to partner with the Prosecutor’s Office include Washington Township and Clayton. The program now has six departments involved:
Washington Township Police Department
Every Monday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1 McClure Dr
Sewell, NJ 08080
Monroe Township Police Department
Every Monday 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
3 Municipal Plaza
Monroe Twp., NJ 08831
Clayton Police Department
Every Tuesday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
125 N Delsea Drive
Clayton, NJ 08312
Deptford Police Department
Every Tuesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1011 Cooper St.
Deptford, NJ 08096
Woodbury Police Department
Every Wednesday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
220 S Broad St.
Woodbury, NJ 08096
West Deptford Police Department
Every Thursday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
400 Crown Point Rd.
West Deptford, NJ 08086
“The goal of Straight to Treatment is to bring individuals who are in need of addiction treatment to the resources we have in Gloucester County,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco.
Deputy Director DiMarco is the liaison to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and has worked to bring this program to various municipalities.
“The ultimate goal is to reach everyone suffering from addiction and be in every municipality,” added Deputy Director DiMarco.
Participants must be Gloucester County residents, but do not need to be residents of these towns in order to get help. No insurance is needed to get help.
“Addiction recovery needs to be accessible for all,” said Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Division of Human and Disability Services and Chair of the Gloucester County Addictions Task Force. “Addiction touches so many of us and our families, we want to be there for them when they’re ready to get help.”
For more information on Straight to Treatment, please visit www.gloucestercountynj.gov or call 856-384-5500.