Focused on Substance Abuse and Immediate Help
When an overdose occurs
First responders typically use naloxone (Narcan), a drug with life-saving capabilities that counters and reverses the effects of an overdose. Despite the fact that another life has been saved, those suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD) are often still trapped in the cycle of repeated drug use. On another front, when an arrest occurs, and the individual is suffering from a SUD, they can be caught in a repeated cycle of arrest and incarceration, with the end result often being a return to active use.
Opioid Overdose Epidemic
Program Addresses The Growing Opioid Overdose Epidemic
To address this, Lifeline Recovery Support Services has gathered our best and most proven team to battle this crisis head on. We have shown prodigious results in Ocean and Monmouth County, and are expanding our services to reach individuals in crisis all over the state. This program is the first of its kind in the nation. We take those in crisis, and those suffering from a substance use disorder, and link them to a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist that can help with facilitation into treatment, and provide recovery support.
Lifeline Recovery Support Services Trained & Certified Peer Recovery Specialists
Our Recovery Specialists are certified through the Addiction Professionals Certification Board, and will be deployed to area hospitals, police stations, or within the community upon notification of a Narcan reversal, arrest, or general need for recovery support. Our recovery specialists work with and track our clients through the continuum of care – from the initial crisis event into long-term recovery. Recovery specialists are uniquely qualified individuals, as they are in their own process of recovery from substance use disorder, and understand first-hand about addiction and the recovery process.