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Addiction Helpline

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Working in partnership with Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, we provide a helpline offering seamless connection to key treatment and support resources in the state. Our dedicated specialists assist individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families. 

There are many types of assistance programs available beginning with treatment options, support groups and family resources. 

Treatment Options

Treatment for substance use disorder can take place in different settings (inpatient or outpatient) and at different degrees of intensity. Typically, one’s treatment plan is designed to address their physical, psychological, emotional, and social issues, in addition to their substance use and can therefore be very individualized. Learn about all treatment options to ensure the individual is receiving the most appropriate treatment for them. View the NJ Addiction Treatment Directory to see options near you.

ReachNJ is a 24-hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week hotline for those who have substance use disorder or friends and family of people with substance use disorder. At ReachNJ, callers can get immediate assistance and support from trained counselors. Counselors can also connect callers to treatment. Call 1-844-732-2465 or 1-844-REACHNJ to speak to a ReachNJ counselor.

Family Resources

Family members of those with substance use disorder often find themselves walking a fine line. The best way to help a family member with substance use disorder is to learn about substance use disorder. Community-based support groups, such as Al-Non, Nar-Anon, and Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA) provide support to family members of an individual with substance use disorder. Some families may also choose to participate in one-on-one therapy sessions with a professional counselor. For more information, support and assistance, call NJ Connect for Recovery at 855-652-3737 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm on weekdays, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on weekends, and 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm on holidays. 

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