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Paramus to Launch HART Program to Address Bergen County Heroin Epidemic

IntegrityCareThe Paramus Police Department (“Paramus PD”) will work with Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus”) to launch of the Heroin Addiction Recovery Team (“HART”) program in Paramus on May 3rd. Those seeking recovery will be able to turn themselves in at the police station and be connected with services to meet their needed level of care.

Funded with $118,000 in grants from the Robert & Catherine Murray Charitable Trust, the Knight Family Charitable Foundation, Inc., and the Care Plus Foundation, Inc., and with the support of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the team will act as a comprehensive support system for individuals battling addiction.

“The goals of the HART program include alleviating the burden of low level drug, decriminalizing those individuals seeking treatment, and connecting them with the most appropriate and effective continuum of care,” stated Joe Masciandaro, CEO and President at CarePlus. “We are incredibly grateful to those organizations that have generously provided funding for us to get started, and impressed with Prosecutor Grewal, Chief Ehrenberg and the entire Paramus PD for their compassion and eagerness to take on this project.”

Masciandaro asserts that there are four pillars to recovery in behavioral health care: primary health care,

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