The West Deptford Police Department and the Gloucester County office have partnered to introduce the "Straight to Treatment" program.
This program will allow anyone who is struggling with addiction to enter the West Deptford Police Department every Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and meet with a licensed addiction specialist who will assist them with entering into a treatment program.
A person can take this opportunity to turn over any drugs or paraphernalia without fear of arrest.
The individual will be initially screened and then meet with a licensed addiction specialist who would initiate a treatment plan.
Depending on the individual's needs, they could be placed in detox, inpatient residential treatment, or an outpatient program. The addiction specialist will work with the individual and utilize their insurance to get them into treatment. If they do not have insurance or need some additional funding outside of their insurance coverage, the addiction specialist will attempt to secure additional funding.