A handful of counties are putting into effect a new program that will let people who commit drug-related offenses actually seek out help for their drug problems. Where this program is truly a wonderful breath of fresh air is the fact that people will get that help before their scheduled trial.

What may be best of all as far as this program is concerned is that many judges will give defendants much less punishing sentences when they show that they are already taking steps to improve their lives. If going into drug abuse treatment for the purposes of sober living in NJ isn’t enough to show you’re putting in your best effort, I really don’t know what is.


Recovery Before Trial

Drug addicts seeking recovery in certain areas of New Jersey can turn themselves into a local police department and receive help. Overdose victims brought back to life with the overdose reversal antidote naloxone have options for recovery when they’re still in a hospital bed.

Several programs supported by law enforcement exist to to help people suffering from substance abuse get help, officials said.

But now, for the first time in New Jersey, residents in Monmouth County charged with low-level, non-violent drug offenses can get help once they are released from jail pending trial, officials announced Tuesday.  Click here to read more


To get help for your own substance abuse or addiction problem, contact us online or give us a call today at 844-478-6563.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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