HAZLET, NJ: Heroin and opioid abuse continues to be an issue throughout Monmouth County communities. Unfortunately, drug overdoses throughout NJ are up 40% according to the Discovery Institute, a New Jersey drug rehab non-profit, offering drug detox programs, substance abuse treatment, and aftercare programs.

On Tuesday, members of law enforcement from Hazlet, Keyport, Aberdeen, Holmdel and Red Bank gathered at Hazlet Police Department in support of ASSIST, and to accept a donation over 200 doses of Naloxone (Narcan), from the Discovery Institute. 

Just last month, Hazlet Police Department along with Hazlet's Hope Network launched ASSIST (Addictive Substance Support and Intervention Service Team). ASSIST was formed to expand addiction services to those in need. Every Wednesday between the hours of 10 am to noon there is 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 are 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. 

The Hazlet Municipal Court is located in the same building with the Hazlet Police Dept. at 255 Middle Road, Hazlet, NJ.