Free, Confidential Call Line      Dedicated to Individuals and Families Facing Opiate addiction       Professional Staff and Peer Specialists      TTY and Multilingual Services Available      Non-judgmental      Support and Follow-up      We extend our thanks to community partners including: Adapt; Alpha Healing Center; Autism Family Services; Camden Treatment Associates; Carrier Clinic; Essex County;Essex County; Behavioral Crossroads, LLC; Bergen Regional Medial Center; Caregivers of NJ; Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton; Catholic Charities, Diocese of Methuchen; Catholic Charities in Cranford; Center for Addiction, Recovery Education and Support; Center for Network Therapy; Center for Prevention; Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey; Community in Crisis; Consumer Friends Incorporated; East Mountain Hospital; Epilepsy Foundation of NJ; Family Based Services; Family Resource Network; Family Support Organization of Burlington County; Family Support Center; F.A.R. Recovery Service; First Step Counseling; Esperanza Self Help Center; Freedom Trail CWC; Gateway Center for Counseling and Recovery; Helping Hand Behavioral Health; Hope House; Lakeland Hills YMCA; ICE Self Help Center; Inner-Peace Counseling; Journey to Wellness Self Help Center; Inter-County Council on Drug & Alcohol Abuse; JSAS HealthCare; Lakeland Hills YMCA; Maryville Inc.; Mental Health Association in Essex County, Inc.; Mental Health Association in Southwestern New Jersey; Monarch Housing; National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence-NJ (NCADD-NJ); Mental Health Association in NJ in Atlantic County; Mental Health Association in NJ in Hudson County; Mental Health Association in Southwestern NJ; Mental Health Association in NJ in Union County; Mt. Carmel Guild; New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT); New Jersey Prevention Network; New Pathway Counseling; Options Counseling Center; Prevention Links; Resources for Human Development (RHD) including Corporate, Coastal Wellness; NAMI New Jersey; Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey; Prevention Links; Raymond Lesniak ESH Recovery High School; Richard Hall CMHS of Somerset County; Rockaway Township Substance Abuse Alliance; Serenity Now; Somerset Treatment Services; Stress Care of NJ; Small & Associates, Enable Division; Summit Area YMCA; SALT Passaic; Summit Oaks Hospital; and Tri-County Supportive Housing; YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy     

About Us

Mission Statement

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.  This service is a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental forum that New Jerseyans may call to connect, grow and transform through a unique combination of supportive counseling from Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Peer Specialists.

NJ Connect for Recovery provides:

  • Nonjudgmental support
  • Family support/education groups
  • Immediate and ongoing assistance
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Peer Specialists who understand the effects of addiction on the family
  • Multilingual and TTY services available
  • Calls answered live, weekdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekends 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Messages left  during off hours will be returned the next business day.)

NJ Connect for Recovery is made possible by the:


The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) has an established Call Center which operates several behavioral health related Helpline services. In addition to NJ Connect for Recovery, its featured services are NJ MentalHealthCares Helpline and the Peer Recovery WarmLine.

The MHANJ’s NJ MentalHealthCares Helpline is a state-wide resource staffed with behavioral (mental health and substance use disorders) health professionals 7 days per week. Its focus is counseling, education, support, advocacy, information and referrals to necessary services.NJ MentalHealthCares also is an entry point to counseling services for survivors of Superstorm Sandy and other disasters in the past.

The MHANJ’s Peer Recovery WarmLine is also a statewide resources that is staffed by trained Peer Specialists, people in recovery themselves, who provide wellness-focused support to others toward the shared goal of achieving and maintaining mental wellness.

Since 1948, the MHANJ has been focused on its mission of improving the mental health of children and adults in New Jersey through education, advocacy and services. The agency is a state-wide, non-profit organization, headquartered in Verona with branch offices in Union County, Ocean County and Atlantic County. County affiliates, which are under the MHANJ umbrella but are also independent non-profits are in Essex County, Morris County, Monmouth County, Passaic County and the Southwestern Region

For more information about the MHANJ’s Call Center, other services and advocacy initiatives, please visit, email or call 973-571-4100.

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