Morris County Sheriff’s Office Opens as Drop In Center for Drug Addiction Services

Morris County Sheriff’s Office Opens as Drop In Center for Drug Addiction Services

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office in Morristown opened its door Monday, April 29, as a drop-in center – a beacon of hope – for people who are struggling with drug addiction and need guidance and support in accessing help.

Under the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (PAARI), launched April 3 by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, individuals seeking assistance for substance use dependency can walk into the Morris County Courthouse on Court Street in Morristown between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and state their request to a Sheriff’s Officer.

In a compassionate and discreet way, individuals will be directed to a PAARI-trained Sheriff’s Officer who will screen them. Based upon the screening, individuals will be connected with peer recovery specialists from Daytop-NJ, who will meet with them to discuss treatment and resource options.

PAARI is a non-incarceration program designed to involve law enforcement officers in assisting people struggling with what can be an overwhelming path to recovery.

“The Morris County Sheriff’s Office is committed to a guardian role of supporting people caught in the destructive trap of addiction,” Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon said.

 

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