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The Mercer County Department of Human Services cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by the following links. Linking to these sites does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of Human Services or any of its employees of the sponsors or information and products presented on the following sites or at the following phone numbers.   

Addiction Resources 

Al-Anon and Alateen of New Jersey
Al-Anon and Alateen of New Jersey's website is intended for members of Al-Anon or Alateen, those who are troubled by someone’s drinking, health care professionals who treat families of alcoholics, or anyone interested in Al-Anon or Alateen. 

Central Jersey Intergroup
Central Jersey Intergroup is an Alcoholics Anonymous service entity made up of the Alcohol Anonymous groups in Trenton, N.J., and its surrounding areas. Central Jersey Intergroup provides local services to alcoholics in the area, such as meeting lists and maintenance of a 24-hour emergency hotline, 609-586-6900. Its office number is 609-586-6902.

Children's System of Care
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families' Children's System of Care 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. This division, formerly the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services, offers substance use treatment services including detoxification, outpatient care, intensive outpatient care, partial care, short-term residential care, and long-term residential care. For questions about or to access substance use treatment services for children and youth, call the 24-hour, toll-free access line at 877-652-7624. 

Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Inc. provides information, education, and referral services for people affected by a gambling problem. The Council’s mission is to educate the public that compulsive gambling is a treatable illness. It can be reached at 800-426-2537 (800-GAMBLER) or by texting 800GAMBLER.  

County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors and County Mental Health Administrators
The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services provides contact information for all County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors and County Mental Health Administrators

Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
The Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA) is an active and collaborative participant in the planning and coordination of New Jersey's addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services through the development of a Comprehensive State Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Master Plan, submitted annually to the Governor and State Legislature, and its Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program, a network of community-based anti-drug coalitions. 

Hyacinth Foundation
The Hyacinth Foundation offers Syringe Access Programs (SAP), which are community-based programs that provide access to sterile syringes, needles, and other injection equipment and facilitate safe disposal of used needles and syringes. Syringe Access Programs provide a comprehensive approach to harm reduction by integrating behavioral interventions and access to services to prevent and reduce the transmission of HIV and other blood-borne diseases. In addition to Syringe Access Programs, Hyacinth provides free and confidential health services, including naloxone training and distribution.    

Naloxone/Narcan (Opioid Antidote) Training
The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services provides an instructional video on the use of Narcan (naloxone) for those looking to learn how to help overdose victims. The site also provides information on free, in-person trainings on how to use Narcan.

Nar-Anon of New Jersey
Nar-Anon of New Jersey is a resource for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone near to him or her. Its group hotline number is 877-424-4491.

Narcotics Anonymous in New Jersey
Narcotics Anonymous in New Jersey provides information on self-help meetings in New Jersey. For meetings and information, call 732-933-0462. For its helpline, call 800-992-0401. To contact NANJ via email, please send correspondence to  

New Jersey Addiction Services Hotline
To access treatment services for adults statewide through New Jersey FamilyCare/Medicaid or funding through the fee-for-service system at the New Jersey Department of Human Services, call the New Jersey Addiction Services Hotline at 844-276-2777. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers are screened for financial eligibility and clinical need; if the caller is eligible for services, he or she will be given a referral for treatment.

New Jersey Substance Abuse Treatment Directory
The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services provides a county-by-county directory of licensed addiction service treatment facilities.

New Jersey Vet2Vet
The mission of New Jersey Vet2Vet is to provide support to New Jersey National Guard members, active military personnel, veterans, their families, and caregivers statewide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Its phone number is 866-838-7654 (866-VETS-NJ4). 

NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line
The NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line was established to support two distinct groups across the state of New Jersey: those concerned with their own opiate use and those who are experiencing distress related to the opiate use of a friend or family member. Calls are answered weekdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. The call line's phone number is 855-652-3737 (TTY: 877-294-4356).

Prevention Coalition of Mercer County
The mission of the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County is to reduce substance abuse across the lifespan by collaborating resources and coordinating planning to offer opportunities for building a healthy mind, body, and spirit for all residents of Mercer County. One resource provided by the coalition is a fact sheet regarding the proper disposal of medication.

Other resources the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County provides includes a Tackling Opioids Through Prevention for Athletes toolkit and a video with a prevention message for families and doctors. 

ReachNJ was established to focus on addiction and serves as a one-stop shop to simplify the process for those seeking help. Assistance is available through its website and corresponding helpline at 844-732-2465 (844-ReachNJ) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery is a self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Its four-point program helps people recover from addiction and addictive behaviors, including drug abuse/drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, sexual addiction, and problem addiction to other substances and activities. SMART Recovery can be reached at 866-951-5357.


NJ FamilyCare
NJ FamilyCare is New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance program that includes Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid, and Medicaid expansion populations. Qualified New Jersey residents of any age may be eligible for free or low-cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services, and hospitalization. To reach NJ FamilyCare, visit its website or call 800-701-0710 (TTY 800-701-0720).


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