HAZLET A.S.S.I.S.T. (Addictive Substance Support and Intervention Service Team)
The Hazlet Township Police Department has teamed up with Hazlet's Hope Network to expand our addiction services to those in need. Heroin and opioid abuse continues to be an issue throughout Monmouth County communities. Often times police will arrest someone who is suffering from Substance Abuse Disorder but are unable to offer any substantial help to the person to prevent future issues. Heroin and opioid abuse is a public health crisis and in 2017 Hazlet’s Hope Network became our number one resource to assist those looking to get help with this disease. Even with Hazlet’s Hope deploying peer counselors to speak to those we have in custody, we are aware there are still individuals and families who may feel lost and hopeless when dealing with substance abuse. ASSIST is our way of giving those individuals a chance to find support, get answers to questions, and ultimately find help in whatever situation they are facing.
Starting March 10, and every Wednesday between the hours of 10AM-12PM there will be a representative from Hazlet’s Hope stationed in the Hazlet Municipal Courtroom. The purpose is to provide a resource for those who are, and those who have loved ones, struggling with addiction. These representatives will be able to assist addicts getting admitted to treatment facilities. They will also offer support to family members looking to help a loved one. No one will be turned away.
We encourage anyone to stop in and speak to a recovery specialist in a socially distant atmosphere.