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Posted Monday, April 17th, 2017

Morris County CARES logoThe Center for Addiction Recovery, Education and Success (CARES) is seeking individuals to become part of the Morris County Addiction Recovery Response Team (ARRT) and the county’s new Hope One Mobile Response Unit.

Members of the ARRT will provide peer recovery support, in the hospital emergency departments, to individuals reversed from an opiate overdose as well as follow-up for a minimum of 60 days.

Members of the Hope One Mobile Unit will provide peer recovery support at different locations each week to our community for those struggling with addiction.Morris County Stigma Free logo

Team members must have a passion for helping others and must be in recovery from addiction themselves. Additional requirements for the ARRT team include a valid driver’s license, transportation, and the ability to be on call for 12 hour shifts at least once a week. Members of each will participate in a 46-hour training for Peer Recovery Specialists.

Anyone interested in becoming part of the team please contact Nicola Inniss by e-mail [email protected] or call 973-625-1143

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Community Services Unit, in partnership with the Morris County Department of Human Services, the Mental Health Association of Morris County, Morris County Prevention is Key and their Center for Addiction Recovery Education and Success (CARES), announced the launch of Hope One earlier this month.

Hope One, a mobile recovery access center, will travel to different locations throughout Morris County twice a week providing critical support for those individuals who are struggling with addiction, with the goal of preventing drug overdoses and ultimately deaths in Morris County.

The Hope One mobile recovery access center will be equipped with various resources and pre-established connections to critical services including treatment, recovery support, behavioral health and much more.