Individuals who have been affected by addiction, whether personally or the addiction of a loved one, are uniquely qualified to assist individuals struggling with addictions. Through the Union County Community Law Enforcement Addition Recovery (CLEAR) Program, individuals seeking help for an addiction can walk in to one of our designated county locations to meet with a recovery coach who will provide support and encouragement and get the individual connected to treatment services. Prevention Links is seeking volunteers who are willing to undergo recovery coach training and commit to one or more weekly on-call shifts.
Information about the CLEAR program:
The Union County C.L.E.A.R. program is a collaborative effort that offers free recovery assistance to families and individuals wanting to recover from addiction.
If you need help with an addiction, you can walk into the Union County Sheriff’s Office or the Union County Police Department and get connected to the help you need.
Law enforcement will greet you with compassion and understanding and will bring in a recovery coach who can help you figure out what your next step should be. Not only that-CLEAR coaches will follow up with you for several months after treatment to provide support and keep you connected to the resources you need to recover.
Anyone in possession of illegal substances and paraphernalia can turn it in without fear of arrest, prosecution or questioning from law enforcement.
Funding for Union County CLEAR is made possible by the County of Union and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholder’s. UC CLEAR participants without insurance can access inpatient detox and residential substance use treatment through our contracted treatment providers free of charge.
A recovery coach is someone who has been there, who has experienced addiction and found stable, long-term recovery. They are trained to use their expertise, compassion, and understanding to help people who want to recover from their addiction. Our recovery coaches know how to get you connected to the right treatment and community-based supports, and will stay in touch with you as you transition from treatment back to the community.
- Life Coaching
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Social Work
- Community Outreach
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Minimum 6 hours per week (on call)