Recovery Centers and Support Groups:
NJ Narcotics Anonymous
NJ Narcotics Anonymous allows for peer-to-peer support and interaction between those that are in recovery. This link provides the ability to search for Narcotics Anonymous meetings coming up near you via a ZIP code search.
County Alcohol and Drug Directors
The County Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Authority is the agency or individual designated by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders to plan, develop and establish alcoholism and drug abuse programs for county residents. On this site, the contact information for each county’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Director is provided along with the Mental Health Administrators.
Recovery and Self Help Centers
This list provides information and contacts of Recovery Centers for each county in the state.
NJ Substance Abuse Treatment Directory
The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services provides a county-by-county directory on Addiction Service Treatment facilities. These facilities are licensed agencies only that provide substance abuse treatment.
Support for Parents and Families:
Al-Anon Family Support
Al-Anon is a family support group of health care professionals who treat families of alcoholics. Through this fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics, experiences are shared, strength and hope are provided in order to solve their challenging problems. This service is to specifically help families of alcoholics, guiding families through the Twelve Steps.
Nar-Anon of New Jersey
The Family Group is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to them. Their program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the 12 suggested steps of Nar-Anon. Nar-Anon has found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any problem. Meetings are held in New Jersey seven days a week.
Parent-To-Parent offers strength, hope, guidance, empowerment, and resources for families and children suffering the ravaging effects of drug and alcohol addiction. The purpose is to provide quality and affordable services so that no one person is denied recovery.
National Institute of Health - What Is Addiction
The National Institute of Health (NIH) provides an overview of addiction and the impacts it can have on one’s health. NIH outlines reasons why a person might be susceptible to addiction and offers guidance on how one can prevent or cure an addiction.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Enforcement - How to Recognize a Drug Overdose
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Enforcement (NCADD) provides insight on how one should approach a situation where a friend or loved one is overdosing. They detail the symptoms involved in an overdose and list the step by step instructions one should follow if they encounter someone who is overdosing, such as whether or not contact emergency services.
For Parents, What to Look For
This site displays general information on warning signs of drug abuse, from the physical and health signs to behavioral signs of potential drug abuse. This is good assistance for parents who need help in what to look for in their children and to see potential early warning signs.
Get Smart About Drugs
Get Smart About Drugs is a DEA Resource for Parents, Educators, and Caregivers, informing people on the various dangers of opioid abuse and where it can lead. GSAD also provides video containing facts asbout drugs, the dangers of prescription drugs, as well as information on prevention.
New Jersey Prevention Network
This site provides each Regional Coalition Contact for the NJPN which prioritizes substance abuse prevention, with four statewide priorities: 1. Underage drinking, 2. Illegal drug use/misuse, 3. Prescription drug abuse, and 4. New and emerging drugs.
Naloxone/Narcan (Opioid Antidote) Training
The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services provides an instructional video on Narcan for those looking to learn how to help overdose victims. The site also provides regional lists of training centers for those interested in becoming certified to use Narcan.
For Young Adults/College Students:
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
This website is intended for teens to show the dangers and how drugs can affect the brain and body. Through various videos, interactive games, and blog posts the NIDA provides fun and easy ways to inform teens about the dangers of drugs.
Young People in Recovery
Young People in Recovery is a national organization that aims at changing public policy on the local and state levels to provide better access to services and recovery resources.
Rutgers Recovery Housing
Rutgers Recovery Housing provides residence halls and housing options for college students in recovery. This 12 month housing option gives those in recovery easy access to on-campus health services, counseling, and other drug assistance services. It also provides a Recovery Counselor who advises students on academic and career support.