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