(Addictive Substance Support and Intervention Service Team)
The Hazlet Township Police Department has teamed up with Hazlet's Hope Network to expand 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.
Every Wednesday between the hours of 10 am to noon 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.
The Hazlet Municipal Court is located in the same building with the Hazlet Police Dept. at 255 Middle Road, Hazlet, NJ. Please be aware there is no police interaction with the ASSIST program.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (A.A.)
If you think you have a problem with alcohol, or if it's causing problems in your life, contact Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.). Attendance is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem. You do not need to provide any identifying information to participate. The organization respects the anonymity of all participants.
For information and a list of meetings to attend in person or online, in New Jersey, please visit Northern New Jersey AA at nnjaa.org
You can also call A.A. at any time day or night: English: 908-687-8566 / Español: 973-824-0555
For more information, visit the Alcoholics Anonymous website, aa.org.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT HOTLINE
The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, in partnership with Monmouth ACTS, has counselors available to provide free telephonic support for ANY Monmouth County resident in need. The Monmouth County COVID-19 hotline is now available by calling MHA directly Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. 732.542.6422.