Blue HART (Heroin Addiction Recovery & Treatment) is a free program available to the public every Wednesday in Manchester Township. Those fighting addiction can visit the Manchester Police Department on Wednesday or the Brick Police Department on Thursday to seek immediate critical help in fighting drug addiction.
The pilot program is being run in partnership with Preferred Behavioral Health in Lakewood and Integrity House in Toms River, and will allow substance abusers to go to those addiction services providers for treatment evaluation.
Any person who voluntarily goes to either the Manchester or Brick police departments and asks for help with addiction to heroin or opiates or any substance will be immediately screened for potential participation in Blue HART. Any person, regardless of where he/she resides can come to the Manchester Police Department on Wednesdays to participate in Blue HART.
Any questions about the program can be directed to the Blue HART supervisor, Sgt. Bryan Vidovich, 732-657-2009, Ext. 6345.
To utilize the services of Blue HART:
- Come to the lobby of Manchester PD on any Wednesday between the hours of 9am-5pm
- No appointment is necessary
- Bring minimal personal property
For After Hours Assistance, please consult the following resources:
- NJ Addiction Services Assessment Hotline: 844-276-2777
- Lifeline Recovery Support Services: 888-520-0040