Not sure where to turn for help? This list of New Jersey addiction resources will help you find your footing during these difficult times. Many of these centers and hotlines have experience dealing with members of the Jewish community.
Education & Prevention
Bergen County Prevention Coalition – The Center for Alcohol & Drug Resources
Program run by Children’s Aid and Family Services that provides substance use prevention, education, and referral services to Bergen County residents, businesses, schools, organizations, and social service agencies
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Project Medicine Drop
Information on keeping your medications safe and disposing of them including a list of locations of secured drop boxes in the headquarters of local police departments
New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety
Information on the NALOXONE rebate request program
New Jersey Facing Addiction Task Force
Information for parents and families and resources on where to find help and support
Bergen County Prosecutor's Office
Provides educational material to assist teaching our youth about drugs
Visit: NJ Prosecutor's Office
Treatment, Help & Hotlines
The Family Support Center
Center for parents or caregivers who have a loved ones suffering from substance use disorders. Services include assistance with navigating the healthcare system, accessing treatment, learning strategies to cope, etc.
Phone: 201-265-5027, ext. 5394
NJ Department of Human Services
Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Opioid Overdose Program
Utilizes recovery specialists and patient navigators to provide individuals with recent non-fatal overdoses non-clinical assistance, recovery support, and appropriate referrals for assessment and treatment
County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors & County Mental Health Administrators
Handles inquiries about local treatment resources
Hotlines/Helplines & Treatment Directories
Directory of hotlines and information regarding treatment
New Jersey Department of Health
Addiction services treatment directory
Important NJ/NY Legislation
NJ 911 Lifeline Legislation
Minors faced with a medical emergency as a result of excessive drinking often hesitate to call for help, either because of uncertainty of the signs of alcohol poisoning or fear of facing legal charges related to alcohol possession and use. That is why New Jersey enacted the “911 Lifeline Legislation.” Providing immunity under these circumstances has proven to be an effective means to encourage young people to call for help. The legislation provides immunity from prosecution when certain steps are followed.
NJ Overdose Protection Act
If you are the victim of an overdose or have witnessed another person overdose on drugs, this law allows individuals to report overdoses without fear of being arrested. In many ways, the law changes the way the government looks at a person who overdoses on drugs. Instead of viewing him or her as a criminal, one who overdoses is viewed as a person who needs immediate medical attention.
NY 911 Good Samaritan Law
The New York State 911 Good Samaritan Law allows people to call 911 without fear of arrest if they are having a drug or alcohol overdose that requires emergency medical care or if they witness someone overdosing.