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Substance Use Resources for Families

If you have an emergency situation involving your child that is life-threatening, seek help immediately by dialing 911.

Reach NJ - 1-844-ReachNJ

The Reach NJ helpline offers 24 hour a day, focused on addiction.  It serves as a one-stop shop to simplify the process for those seeking help.  Addiction is a disease.  Don't suffer, don't wait.  You are not alone - help is within reach.  

The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Treatment Directory

DMHAS is the state mental health authority (SMHA) and the single state authority on substance use (SSA) that plans, monitors, evaluates and regulates New Jersey's mental health and substance abuse prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery efforts.

New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) – 1-877-652-7624 

The New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC), formerly the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services, serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families; children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families; and, children with substance use challenges and their families.  CSOC is committed to providing services based on the needs of the child and family in a family-centered, community-based environment.

Narcotics Anonymous — 1-800-992-0401

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are free and open to anyone who thinks he or she might have a substance use problem. Anyone may attend NA, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion. There are also NA meetings designated as "Youth" in their online meeting directory.

NJ Connect — 1-855-652-3737 

A confidential call line to connect substance users with certified drug and alcohol counselors and connect family members with peer specialists.

NJ Addictions Services Hotline — 1-844-276-2777

This 24/7 hotline is staffed by addiction services specialists with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (RUBHC) who can provide help to those with substance use needs.

Special Addiction Treatment Services (SATS) - 1-800-969-5300

SATS is a comprehensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program serving the State of New Jersey.

SAMHSA National Helpline — 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's Treatment Referral Routing Service Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information in English and Spanish about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention and recovery.

Alcohol use resources

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

You can use the websites below to find meetings that are closest to where you are located.

North Jersey, including Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties

NJ Al-Anon/Alateen 1-888-944-5678

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope to solve their common problems. They believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Al-Anon has 1 purpose: to help families of alcoholics.

NJ Connect — 1-855-652-3737

A confidential call line to connect substance users with certified drug and alcohol counselors and connect family members with peer specialists.

NJ Addictions Services Hotline — 1-844-276-2777

This 24/7 hotline is staffed by addiction services specialists with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (RUBHC) who can provide help to those with substance use needs.

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