The Hope One van will be open for visits on Monday, February 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jefferson Diner (5 Bowling Green Parkway, Lake Hopatcong). Stop in for access to detox, rehab, mental health services, recovery services, information, support, and free Narcan training.
Narcan is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. New Jersey’s law protecting first responders who administer Narcan was signed last year. Since then, a free training program has been helping ordinary citizens learn to administer the drug and save lives, as well as shining a spotlight on the issue of addiction. Free training and a Narcan kit will be provided to those who qualify.
Hope One will also offer screening for benefits such as food stamps and Medicaid.
The mobile outreach vehicle travels throughout the county to help residents dealing with substance abuse and addiction. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office operates the groundbreaking Hope One program in partnership with CARES (Center for Addiction, Recovery, Education, and Success) and the Mental Health Association of Morris County. The Opioid Overdose Prevention Project is made possible by state funding.